‘Like the speed of the wind’: Kenya’s lakes rise to destructive highs

Baringo, Kenya (AFP) Oct 20, 2020
Peering into the lake, the village elder struggled to pinpoint where beneath the hyacinth and mesquite weeds lay the farm he lived in his entire life until the water rose like never before and swallowed everything. A clump of sodden straw marked the spot: the tip of his thatch hut jutting from the murky depths, all that remained of his homestead after Kenya’s Lake Baringo swelled to record h
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