WAJIR MCAs' COMMITMENT TO MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
By Michael Malonza on 31st January 2018 | News 0 0
Wajir, once a marginalized county of Northern Kenya is reaping the benefits of devolution. The County saw its first ever tarmacked road in 2014 since independence. There has been myriad of infrastructure development ranging from roads, street lighting, prestigious hotels , a booming business district to modern permanent residential settlements albeit the nomadic pastoralism lifestyle of the community here.
However, despite such important developments, climate disasters have persisted and are even more intense with the dawn of each year. The common climate disasters experienced in Wajir and most parts of the northern Kenya frontier are floods and droughts which result to loss of livestock, property, insurgence of diseases e.g. malaria and cholera among others. As a result, there is a dire need to address the impacts of climate change nationally and more importantly at the local level...