ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

The rift valley is an elongated trough bordered by steep side called escarpments. Two theories have been forwarded to explain the formation of the great East African Rift valley. Tension force theory: Tension forces pull the landmass apart leading to the formation of normal faults. The landmass is then sub-divided into three parts and with …

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Characteristics of montane climate

MONTANE CLIMATE is experienced in highlands and mountainous regions of East Africa. Examples of these areas include; Kikuyu land (Mt. Kenya), Chagga land (Mt. Kilimanjaro), Bugisu land (Mt. Elgon), and Kigezi land. The following are characteristics of montane climate The temperature decreases with an increase in height or altitude. They receive relief or orographic rainfall …

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Characteristics of desert and semi-desert climate

desert and semi-desert climate type of climate is mainly found in the sub-tropical belt. These areas include Karamoja, Turkana land, and Chalbi desert in Northern Kenya. Characteristics of desert and semi-desert climate They receive low and reliable Rainfall. Annual Rainfall total is below 250 mm per year. The region experiences hot temperatures above 30oC throughout …

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REASONS WHY KENYANS TOURISM INDUSTRY IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THAT OF OTHER EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

REASONS WHY KENYANS TOURISM INDUSTRY IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THAT OF OTHER EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES Kenya is endowed with a variety of beautiful scenery in form of coastal land forms, volcanic features as well as coastal towns like Mombasa which attracts many tourists. Kenya has had a longer period of political stability which has attracted …

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Solutions of transport problems in less developed countries

Solutions to transport problems in less developed countries Since large areas are covered by impenetrable rain forests, air transport for both domestic and international connections is being developed. Government policy to be linked to other countries of Africa like through the Trans African Highway. Containerization of the ports and harbours for effective handling of goods …

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