Kenya is not located in the worst lightning zone of the African continent. Still, the keraunic level is high. Very sadly, the number of accidents and casualties keeps on increasing according to local reports:

Increased lightning accidents are due to several factors:

  • the global warming leads to more violent climatic phenomenons, including lightning.
  • the density of population is oncreasing
  •  Kenya population lives in vast majority in rural areas (more than 70%). Those are more exposed to lightning compared to the urban population sheltered in buildings.

Systematic installation of lightning protection systems, including in rural areas with dedicated shelters, is the sole strategy to address this problem.