Wesley Langat

FEATURE-Kenyan farmers tap apps to ride out COVID-19 and climate storm

Jun 30 2021

* Africa's digital farming services growing nearly 45% per year

Deep-sea gear helps Kenyan fishermen ride rough waves of climate change

Mar 10 2021

MOMBASA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Ahmed Amir Samir, 35, who works in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa, feels his job got a lot safer after the county government donated modern boats to locals nearly 18 months ago.

Kenyan villagers nurture local springs as founts of clean water

Nov 23 2020

BOMET, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Monica Kirui, 30, a mother of five from Kipsegon, remembers queueing for hours as she waited to fetch water from the local springs, the only source of fresh drinking water in her village in the southern part of Kenya's Rift Valley.

Facing COVID-19 and climate threats, Nairobi ramps up green efforts

Aug 13 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peter Njeru used to live in central Nairobi's rundown Michuki Memorial Park because he had nowhere else to go. Now the 28-year-old is restoring and guarding the green space, one of about 200 jobless former park residents hired to help with the work.

After drought, Kenya's herders hammered by coronavirus curbs

Jun 27 2020

KAJIADO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peter Olankai, who keeps cattle, sheep and goats, has struggled to buy and sell his animals in Kenya's Kajiado County as the coronavirus pandemic closed markets and ushered in movement restrictions and curfews that have eaten away at his income.

Kenya floods uproot families, complicating coronavirus fight

May 07 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - John Otieno was caught unawares in late April when flood waters hit his home and farm in Kogelo village, western Kenya, swamping his buildings and poultry, and destroying six acres of maize.

Boost for Kenya's farmers as children lend a hand during coronavirus

Apr 18 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the start of the planting season, Lily Langat, 41, was busy sowing maize with her husband and four of their six children on their family farm in the remote Kenyan village of Kaptich.

Traditional crops puff hopes for climate resilience in Kenya

Jan 08 2020

EMBU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two years ago, Michael Gichangi launched a business he hopes will help his rural community better cope with climate change stresses: making puffed cereal from climate-hardy traditional grains.

FEATURE-Real-time insurance for farm credit helps Kenyans weather drought

Oct 23 2019

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past two years, Beatrice Ndavi, a 56-year-old farmer in central Kenya, has received vouchers for good-quality seeds and fertiliser, as well as training to improve her yields.

From roads to water, Nairobi slum upgrades bear fruit for residents

Apr 16 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food vendor Mary Akinyi, 39, a single mother of three, arranged her dried fish on a table at the side of a busy road in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, getting ready for peak hours in the early evening.

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