NOT TO BLAME

Met has no control over the weather, predictions fail

Landslides and floods effect of climate change, human activity

In Summary

• Lack of proper soil cover is a major setback that could have shelved the landslide in West Pokot incident. 

• Government should improve its disaster management techniques to save casualties. 

A house sinks in a landslide after heavy rains in Gimariani village, Hamisi subcounty
NATURAL DISASTER: A house sinks in a landslide after heavy rains in Gimariani village, Hamisi subcounty
Image: FILE

The raging floods and landslides witnessed in West Pokot should be pegged on weather-pattern dynamics currently cutting across the globe; not the Meteorological department.

The warming effects experienced across the world have the basis for the volatility. Lack of proper soil cover is a major setback that could have shelved the landslide.

Public awareness should be raised on the importance of planting trees to curb tragedies. The public ought to appreciate the fact that the Met has no full control of the weather as predictions are not always right.

 

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