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Kenyans urged to harvest rain water

30 April 2012, 10:42 Kelvin Wanjohi

The Meteorology department in Central Kenya has urged Kenyans to harvest the rain water which has been going to waste since the start of the rainy season.

Speaking in Nyeri town on Friday, April 27, Central Provincial Director of Meteorology, Francis Nguata called on concerned departments to educate Kenyans on water harvesting techniques, lest they start to complain of water shortage in less than three months after the rains.

He also urged the councils to ensure good drainage systems in their area of Jurisdiction to prevent flooding which greatly affect transport and communication sector in the country.

He urged Kenyans to plant more trees to prevent the carrying away of the fertile top soil by run off water.

He told farmers to plant fast maturing crops to enhance food security saying that the rains will not last long due to change in climatic conditions globally.

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