Climate change may boost rain in Kenyan river basin

Iran Daily | 22 Dec 2017

Kenya’s Tana River Basin, a major source of hydroelectric power, food and fresh water, may see its annual rainfall increase as much as 43 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, scientists said.

The river basin, stretching from the center to the east of the country, is home to eight million people. It supplies 70 percent of Kenya’s hydro-power, and 80 percent of Nairobi’s drinking water, according to UN Environment, Reuters reported.