Weather alerts at risk as Kenyan local radio struggles amid virus

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Aug 6, 2020 at 1:17 PM
  • Coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways.
  • To keep up with weather alerts, farmers and traders have since 2008 turned to the Kangema Radio and Internet (RANET) communications system, a local radio station established with the Kenya Meteorological Department.
  • The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) helped set up a weather station in Kangema when the radio network began, and analyses data collected on temperature, moisture and wind speed, turning it into local forecasts the radio team can broadcast.