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Five East African Community member states have been warned of an impending dry season in the next three months.

According to a statement from the EAC Secretariat, while October to December is normally considered an important rainfall season for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, this time round a drier than the normal season is expected in most parts of the EAC region.

The statement, however, points out that only western Uganda and the border area with South Sudan might see higher than normal rainfall according to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum that brings together the national meteorological and hydrological experts in the region. According to the Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors in the EAC Secretariat, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo and the Partner States to take appropriate measures in time to mitigate possible threats to the citizens related …