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Arid and semi arid areas of Kenya. 

Arid and semi arid areas of Kenya. 

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Monthly data of varying periods between 1970 and 2007rainfall, temperature, wind speed and direction were analysed to determine the nature of their trends northern

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... Kenya is already increasingly afflicted by drought and famine but climate change has posed an additional challenge to development in general. In Turkana County, for example, more than 2/3rds of the population are nomads and changed rainfall patterns over the last decade have led to very serious droughts triggering a major famine in 2011. Northern Kenya is described as semi arid to arid with average temperatures reaching in some areas reach 35 o C although highs of 44 o C in the Suguta Valley and even 65 o C have been recorded. See figure 1. The population in this area is dependent on usually skewed distribution of food usually provided through aid and remain idle leading to growth in problems such as alcoholism and HIV/AIDS infestation. Few water sources exist in northern Kenya including the Omo descending from the central Ethiopian plateau and meandering across Ethiopia's southwest before spilling into the world's largest desert lake, Lake Turkana (GDW and OI, 2011). This river is a lifeline for over half a million indigenous farmers, herders and fishermen. Water is absolutely vital in this semi-arid region and droughts over the last decade have led to the deaths of many grazing animals. The overall impact in Turkana has been an increase in people dependent on emergency relief ...
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... Figure 1; Rainfall at Garrisa met ...