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"Kenya Aquifers Discovered in Dry Turkana Region"

Posted on the 12 September 2013 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth
From the BBCA huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.  The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu. They were found in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin using satellites and radar.  Excellent news indeed! Whoever is in charge* will be able to drive the peasants away and sell off that now valuable farmland to Western (or indeed Chinese) farming conglomerates and shuffle a few billion quid into their personal Swiss bank accounts as "rainy day money".  With a bit of luck, some of those peasants might even find gainful employment on said mega-farms. * Being fair to the Kenyans, their country seems to be considerably less corrupt and rather more democratic than most African countries, but that's not saying much.

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