BY MERCY JAOKO,
Farmers who had not prepared their farms for the planting season were
warned not to plant maize or sorghum due to change of climate as
forecast by meteorologists.
According to Siaya county meteorologist Dominic Arodi, there would be a
lot of dry spell forecast in the month of October, November and
December and therefore the only type of crop that could do well were
drought resistant ones.
He cited that for the current season the rains had started in September and
it might stop any time therefore it was not promising.
Speaking to DALA FM, after conducting a sensitization meeting to
selected farmers across the county on the climate change, Mr Arodi
stated that the distribution of the rainfall was also very poor since
some parts may experience it and others may not.
He therefore advised farmers to now consult their extension officers
on what to be planted because there was a lot of storms anticipated in
the season thus rivers may be full and overflow causing a lot of
Mr. Arodi noted that they were foreseeing a lot of flooding and
therefore all those settling along the rivers should move to higher
grounds to avoid being swept by the waters, people to avoid sheltering
under the trees or roofs of the houses and walking barefoot in running
waters when it is raining because there would be thunderstorms and
He therefore called upon members of the public to be very much alert
to avert such dangers that might occur