How illegal logging threatens Kenya's water supply

Forests in Kenya's central mountains help supply water to rural farms and city businesses. But they are under threat

Wednesday 14 August 2019 15:19

By Dan Kaburu for K24-TV in Kenya

Kenya's dry season is here again and many parts of the Equatorial country are facing an acute shortage of water.

Unknown to many, the current water crisis can be attributed to the gradual depletion of indigenous and planted forests around Mount Kenya and the Aberdares Mountains.

Dan Kaburu, a Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow with K24-TV, witnessed the destruction of the forests and now describes how illegal logging activities are squeezing out the remaining drops of water from Kenya's most important water catchments.

Watch Kaburu's documentary here.

This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a programme of the charity Space for Giants and supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate. Watch the original story here.

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