Photos: Hailstorms sweep across Central Rift region

 Parts of the Central rift region experienced hailstones following a heavy downpour in the area on March 19, 2022. [Kipsang Joseph,Standard]

In these areas, experts have warned of a looming food crisis.

In some regions bordering the Mau forest in Nakuru and Bomet Counties, hailstorms have rocked the area.

Photographs taken in the midst of hailstorms in these places can be mistaken for a European winter, which is catastrophic to tea farms.

While tea is one of the most important beverage crops in the world and a major revenue earner in the country, it has been severely affected by these severe weather conditions that have been likened to impacts of climate change, among them hail, frost and drought.

 In January this year, similar phenomenon of tea farmers counting losses after hailstorms were reported in Tindiret, Nandi hills and parts of Aldai in Nandi County.

Photos by Kipsang Joseph,Standard

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