Floods blamed on Uganda's policy on releasing lake water

Business structures in Homa Bay Town are flooded due to rising water levels in Lake Victoria, on May 20, 2020. PHOTO | GEORGE ODIWUOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Uganda insists that the policy cannot be implemented as it does not take into consideration several factors, like extraction in the affected countries.
  • Whenever rain falls heavily, Nalubaale has sufficient water. It means less water is released, increasing levels in Lake Victoria in turn.

Uganda’s attempts to meet demand for electricity could be behind the recent floods that have rendered more than 32,000 Kenyans on the shores of Lake Victoria homeless, the Nation has learnt.

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