The slow death of Mara River

Mara River Users Association Secretary Paul Rono looks for invertebrates in River Mara to determine the health of the river.
Mara River Users Association Secretary Paul Rono looks for invertebrates in River Mara to determine the health of the river.
Photo credit: HELLEN SHIKANDA I NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Fewer or no micro invertebrates, like on the day we visited, show that the river is being polluted.
  • The polluted Mara River starts from the Mau escarpments and can go all the way to Lake Victoria.

What if you woke up to news of a river’s death? Will you cry for the poor river? Or, will you brush it off like you do when you step on a cockroach? 

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