Drought in Kenya

This item appears on page 19 of the November 2009 issue.

With the failure of the March and April rains this year, the effects of the drought in Kenya are intensifying. Some areas have been in drought conditions for almost three years. In Mombasa and along the North Coast, hotels are scrambling to store water.

In the national parks the wildlife is suffering. More than 60 elephants and hundreds of other animals have died, some of thirst and some from lack of vegetation.