In a startling reversal, the Kenya Meteorological Department has withdrawn its previous statement regarding above-average rainfall predictions and instead cautioned citizens to prepare for the looming El Nino season.
During a press conference held on Friday, Met. Department Director Dr. David Gikungu, summoned by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to shed light on the current rainfall situation in the country, expressed regret over the government’s earlier miscommunication. This miscommunication inadvertently led to a false sense of security among Kenyans, who were initially assured that El Nino wouldn’t occur. However, they are now being urged to take preventative measures as the weather patterns have now drastically changed.
The sudden change in the meteorological forecast has raised concerns among both officials and the public. El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by intense rainfall and often resulting in devastating floods, poses a significant threat to the nation’s infrastructure, agriculture, and overall safety. Consequently, authorities are urging citizens to remain vigilant and to prepare themselves accordingly.
With this new announcement, Kenyans are advised to brace themselves for the potential consequences of El Nino. It is essential to be proactive and take necessary precautions to mitigate any potential damage that may be caused by this impending weather system. This includes securing homes and properties, ensuring adequate drainage, and staying informed through official channels for any updates and advisories.
As the country faces this uncertain weather outlook, the Kenya Meteorological Department assures the public that constant monitoring and updates will be provided to ensure citizen safety. The responsibility now falls on every individual to heed these warnings and to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.