Heavy rains continue to threaten livelihoods in Kapchorwa

A heavy storm (with hailstones) destroyed large areas of garden and crops in Kapchesombe subcounty in Kapchorwa district. This happened on last Wednesday 3rd July, reports Alfred Chepsikor from the area.

This follows a similar storm that was reported in late June. The earlier storm caused a mudslide which destroyed a widow’s house and killed two of her goats. That earlier storm also destroyed crops in the area.

Meanwhile, before this bout of rains started, the area had suffered a month long dry spell which caused crops, especially beans and maize to wilt in the fields. At the time, one farmers, Chemutai Martin, told a News-Hapa contributor, Micheal Musobo that he didn’t expect to raise even one bag of maize from his two acre garden.

The frequent community reports received by News-Hapa on the interchanging adverse weather in the region usually appeal for government support to the farmers.

- July 8, 2013
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