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Mathenge Plant causing a headache to Baringo residents

07, Jul 2018

When prosopis juliflora plant locally known as Mathenge was introduced in Lake Baringo basin in 1980s, its intended purposes were afforestation and providence of wood fuel to locals. However, over the years, the thorny plant described as extremely invasive has become a source of pain and misery for locals, with many sustaining chronic wounds that at times leads to amputation