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Beautiful flowers, toxic lake

The area around Kenya's Lake Naivasha is known colloquially as the flower bed of Africa. The cut flowers industry generates 5% of Kenya's GDP – and causes extensive pollution. Fertilizers and pesticides from its fields drain directly into the lake’s waters. However, now the flower companies have come under strict regulation. And things change to the better at Lake Naivasha.

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