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Caroline Wambui

Freelance Journalist

Caroline Wambui is a freelance journalist

January 16, 2023

When farmer Elijah Murithi grew bananas in the 1980s and 1990s, central Kenya's increasingly erratic weather meant he could rarely make a steady income from the thirsty crop.

Prolonged dry spells killed Murithi's young plants and long, intense rainy periods produced a glut of bananas that forced him to lower his prices to sell them in the market.