by Muthoni Kimani
September 8, 2020
Did you remember to wear a sweater today or you decided to slay? For the past few days, Kenya has been extremely cold with some areas experiencing what seems to be snow, well let’s say at the moment we are in Russia!
There are some photos of Narok making rounds on social media with the ground covered in snow. The streets of Narok seem to be deserted as few residents walk around dressed in gumboots and heavy clothing.
This is not the first time that Kenyans have seen snow in the country. In 2017, Nyahururu residents released short clips and pictures of snow-covered roads in the area.
Assistant Director, climate services and head of public weather at the Kenya Meteorological Department Dr Richard Muita has since shed some light on the snow phenomenon experienced in Narok and the unusually cold weather registered across the country;
“When the cold air tries to rise, it meets the warm air up there, and because the process is not complete and there is no sufficient heat to melt, the cold air particles come down as ice.”