Early Fruits of the Water Governance Support Programme in the Greater Laikipia Region

The Kenya Water Act 2016 provides for the establishment of Water Resource Users Associations (WRUA) for the collaborative management of water resources and to manage water use conflicts at sub catchment levels. The Water Act anticipates that WRUAs are supported to have sufficient capacity to play an effective role.  The Act therefore places a responsibility on…

Ongoing Drought Crisis Endangering Wildlife in Laikipia

Laikipia County is one of East Africa’s most important areas for wildlife conservation. First, Laikipia contains higher populations of large mammals than any protected or unprotected landscape in Kenya, outside of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Secondly, Laikipia is rich in biodiversity with over 95 species of mammals, 540 species of birds, over 700 species…