President William Ruto announced that Kenya is unlikely to encounter the anticipated El-Nino rains, a revision made by the Kenya Meteorological Department.
While addressing a congregation in Dagoretti on a Sunday, he mentioned that the department has now labeled it as short rains, a favorable shift for the nation’s agriculture.
Ruto further stated that this adjustment will enable farmers to increase their output, ultimately safeguarding the country’s food supply.
“You see the department has now said there will be no El-Nino, we will only have significant rains, which is even better for us to get to our farms and produce more,” Ruto said.
The meteorologist issued a warning about the impending arrival of El Nino, slated for mid-October through December. However, later, they clarified that the rainfall would be substantial but not due to El Nino.
President Ruto attributed the successful increase in rainfall to the prayer event he held at Nyayo National Stadium in February. This extended period of rain has enabled farmers to boost their productivity for the nation.
“There are those who criticised us when we prayed for rains at Nyayo stadium. They said a whole president is praying for rain. Now see, we have more rains than we have had in four years, that is God’s doing,” Ruto said.
The president has also committed to allocating additional resources and increasing efforts in the agricultural sector to bolster the nation’s food security.