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Kajiado, Kenya

Charcoal Production Threatens the Ecosystem in Kenya's Kajiado

As the cost of living continues to soar, the cost of gas has also hit the roof. This has had a negative effect on forests, with many cutting down trees for firewood or charcoal production to serve the swelling demand.

However, Kajiado county could soon be turned into a desert, should the massive charcoal production continue. In this segment of “The Voice of Nature,” Daniel Kaburu takes us to Kajiado, where charcoal production is threatening the ecosystem.

A version of this video report was also published in Swahili.

This story was produced with support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network. It was first published in K24TV on August 5, 2022. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Banner image: A screenshot from the video report on charcoal production in Kajiado county / Credit: Daniel Kaburu.