sewage treating plant in Nakuru
Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

In Lake Nakuru, the smell of death has replaced the magical pink of flamingoes

Lake Nakuru has always appeared in postcards as a colourful, peaceful destination hidden from the ravages of nature by an evergreen canopy and resting peacefully in the belly of the Rift Valley, but years of industrial pollution, coupled with a rather unfortunate locating of a sewerage treatment plant, are robbing it of its sheen and colour as millions of litres of toxic water are emptied into it daily.

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