The majority of fires on Mount Kenya are caused by peoplewhen they clear land with fire for domestic animal grazing, to gather honey, for cannabis cultivation and charcoal production.
Kenyas Chinese financed diesel train railway cost $3.2 billion for 472 kilometres of track. The more expensive
electric train line from Addis Ababa to Djibouti $3.4 billion – for 756 kilometres.
The Uganda oil pipeline through Tanzania should be made into a bigger prosperity corridor, with fibre optics, roads, railways and food silos.
Uganda collects taxes equivalent to 14% of GDP – below its neighbours Kenya with 18%, and Rwanda at 16%
In Kenya about 70% of off-grid homes are located within 1.2km of a power line. Corruption among electricity service providers, power theft by customers and electricity cartels also further limit access