Chalbi waters: A growing danger to humans, livestock

Camels grazing in Marsabit. Hundreds of camels died in the region in January after drinking poisonous water. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A report by the Ministry of Environment says that most of the waters from boreholes and shallow wells, do not meet safety standards with respect to the chemicals they contain.
  • An analysis conducted by Dr Graser and Prof D. Sitzmann found that the relief food communities in the desert rely on was fit for human consumption.

What, exactly, is poisoning the water in Marsabit County's Chalbi Desert?

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