Indigenous tribe on Mt. Elgon suffers climate change impacts

May 16, 2016
By Gerald Tenywa
New Vision

He had never known anything known as malaria until he left the higher parts of Mt. Elgon where he was born 57 years ago.

When Batya Moya, an elder among the Benets got down at Amanang, which is at the edge of Mt. Elgon National Park, he was attacked by malaria. The malaria carrying mosquitoes breed in the lower parts of the mountains because they are warmer than the higher parts of the mountains.