Lake Nakuru Flooding

Climate change continues to exacerbate the flooding situation in Lake Nakuru and other Rift Valley Lakes and with it comes a lot of human suffering. Hundreds of people have been left homeless after their houses were submerged by the rising lake levels. The once alkaline Lake is now a fresh water with thriving Tilapia populations. In 2020, the government of Kenya outlawed fishing activities in the Lake. A report by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute (KEMFRI) indicated that the samples of fish taken from the lake had heavy metals as a result of pollution. Illegal fishing continues, and several fisherment have been arrested and their boats seized by Kenya Wildlife Service.