News that the rains may fail this planting season have made farmers restless. Majority of farmers have crossed their fingers hoping that the sky would open and the rains would pour in torrents for their crops to grow.

However, as a good number of farmers across the country pray for the rains, Peter Kimani, 45, is not worried about crop failure.

On his three-and-a-quarter-acre farm in Ngecha location, Kiambu County, Kimani is using an irrigation kit that has made his crops, which include cabbages, carrots, kale, spinach and coriander flourish.

“The rains have become too erratic. You cannot depend wholly on them as a farmer and excel. They once failed me and I learnt my lesson.”