The evidence of climate change in Kenya is unmistakable. Temperatures have risen throughout the country. Rainfalls have become irregular and unpredictable, and when it rains downpour is more intense. Extreme and harsh weather is now norm in Kenya.
In areas near large water bodies, the maximum temperatures have risen like other areas but the minimum temperatures have either not changed or become slightly lower.
As regards rainfalls the most visible feature is the increased variability year to year and during the year. There is a general decline of rainfall in the main rainfall season of March-May (the Long Rains). In other words, drought in the long rains season is more frequent and prolonged. On the other hand there is a general positive trend (more rains) during September to February. This suggests that the "Short Rains" (October-December) season is extending into hot January to February season.