Residents of Laikipia County were on Tuesday, July 4 treated to a peculiar weather occurrence after icy rain or snow was noted along the Rumuruti – Nyahururu road and the adjacent farms.
It was learnt that residents were excited after seeing the hail and many shared pictures on social media claiming that the area has experienced snowfall.
Given that the country sits right on the equator and has vast stretches of semi-desert, Snow in Kenya is not a common sight.
In fact, the only snow that Kenyans have witnessed within the country is at the tip of Mt. Kenya, the second highest point in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro.
But because Nyahururu is near to Mt. Kenya makes it possible for a snowfall in the region.