Kenya Wildlife Service has informed the public that Lake Nakuru National Park is now accessible through Lanet and Nderit gates after the main gate was fully submerged in water.
We wish to inform the public that Lake Nakuru National Park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Visitors can access the park through the Lanet and Nderit gates as the main gate is currently closed due to flooding. pic.twitter.com/r0mgl0WwVg
— KWS (@kwskenya) September 26, 2020
The pictures of the lake’s main gate doing rounds on social media platforms has sparked conversations. Many social media users trying to demystify the cause of the problem threatening the area’s ecosystem and displacing thousands of residents.
Lake Nakuru joins the list of other lakes in Rift Valley whose water levels have abnormally increased endangering the lives of residents and the ecosystems around the lake.
In a feature dubbed ‘The cold eviction,’ our reporter David Muthoka brought to light the state of Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha has overflown to Kihoto areas submerging roads and residents’ houses.