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Kenya: Key Lakes Succumb to Human Activities

Inter Press Service: Several years ago, Lakes Kamnarok and Ol Bollosat in Kenya were vibrant water bodies that supported and shaped the ecosystems around them. But today they are shells of their former selves, due to heavy siltation caused by human activities. "Siltation is still happening, the lake is drying up and this is threatening Lake Kamnarok and the wildlife with extinction, besides affecting the lives of people around it," Elijah Chemitei, senior warden in Baringo County, in the Rift Valley Province, told...