Heavy rains pound Kenya
Traditionally April and May are the time for the long rains in Kenya. However these have been particularly heavy in 2012. Reports of human fatalities have been frequent, people being made temporarily homeless, landslides, and roads damaged causing them to be closed. The horticultural industry has not been immune to the challenges of wet weather, with greater rejects due to diseases, particularly downey mildew and botrytis. Similarly production of biocontrol agents has faced numerous challenges. In Thika, the Chania falls, which brings water down from the Aberdare mountains has not seen as much water for many years.