On Tuesday, February 14, Kenya Meteorological Department released the weather forecast for February, March, and April 2023. According to the quarterly weather forecast report, the earliest Kenyans could expect rain was in mid-March. Nairobi and Central Highlands will have a month of prolonged dry as rains will be expected in the second week of March. The Meteorological Department painted a gloom on the North Eastern region. The region experiencing the worst drought in three decades will receive rainfall in April.
While Ruto and other government officials were optimistic that it would rain immediately after the prayers, the weatherman gave a contrasting report. During the national prayer event, the President William Ruto had led, he had prayed for the rains to fall. The President was hoping that the prayers would produce immediate results, and it would start raining shortly after.
According to the Department, Kenyans should expect hotter temperatures than normal for February and March. A few parts of the country will experience low rains and drizzles in February. They include areas in the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Southern Rift Valley, and parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley.
The Meteorological Department announced that other areas that will receive rainfall same time as Nairobi are the Western region, South Eastern lowlands, and the coastal region. The government agency’s report dampened the mood of the government, which had hoped for an immediate end to the prolonged drought.
Ruto, while praying for rain, indicated that the government had put everything in place to ensure food security once it started raining. “As a government, we have made all plans regarding fertilizers and seeds in preparation for rain. We know God will send us rain, and Kenya will have food. We will also eradicate the shame of hunger and starvation in Kenya,” the President enthused optimism.
The Meteorological Department’s report had a significant impact on the people living in areas experiencing drought. The people had hoped that the rains would come soon, but now they will have to wait for another month. The government will have to increase food aid in the region and provide other forms of assistance to the people affected.
The prolonged drought has caused many problems for people living in affected areas. Lack of food and water has led to hunger, malnutrition, and diseases. The government has been providing food aid to the people, but the aid is not enough to meet the demand. The situation has become dire, and the people living in the region are hoping for a quick end to the drought.
The Meteorological Department’s forecast for rainfall in the coming months will help the government in planning for food aid and other forms of assistance. The government will have to increase food aid to the affected regions and ensure that the people have access to clean water. The government must also ensure that the aid reaches the people who need it most.
While the forecast may not have been what the government was hoping for, it will help the government in planning for the future. The government will have to ensure that the people affected by the drought receive the necessary assistance. The government must take urgent action to help the people living in affected areas. The government must work with other organizations to ensure that the people living in affected areas receive the necessary assistance.
In conclusion, the forecast by the Meteorological Department has painted a contrasting picture to what the government was hoping for. The prolonged drought has caused many problems for the people living in affected areas. The government must work with other organizations to ensure that the people living in affected areas receive the necessary assistance. The government must take urgent action to help the people living in affected areas.