Most parts of the country to experience dry spell in January

The Kenya Meteorological Department has said that most parts of the country will experience dry weather conditions beginning mid this month.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, the weatherman notes that highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin the Central and southern Rift valley, the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands and the Coastal strip are likely to experience occasional rainfall during the first half of this month.

The statement signed by the Director of Meteorological Services, Stella Aura is urging farmers in the grain basket regions of the country to take advantage of the dry weather conditions to dry their maize harvest in order to prevent contamination.

However, she is warning of a potential reduction in pasture and fodder for both wildlife and livestock in the North-western and North-eastern sectors of the country, which could lead to human to wildlife conflicts as well as conflicts among various groups due to shortage of water and pasture.