Lake Kenyatta, one of Kenya’s oldest natural fresh water lakes, is drying up leaving behind a trail of death.
The situation threatens the livelihoods of thousands of people and places the survival of rare wildlife at risk.
Located on the northern coast of Kenya, 230km north of Malindi and 60km from Lamu Island, the lake covers an area of 496km2 .
Named after the country’s founding father and first president, Lake Kenyatta may soon go dry if action is not taken following the deadly effects caused by encroachment by both human beings and animals.
Ten years ago, it was a natural lake full of beauty, a major attraction for nature lovers and tourists, who will soon have nowhere to go.
The lake used to be home to some of the world’s unique birds species that flock the area due to the conducive climate and biodiversity.