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18 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The county government with the help of investors is seeking to have these children schooled through an informal programme.

  • The first beneficiaries of the programme will be 800 students selected from 16 schools in the county.

  • Each school which has a nursery school, primary and secondary school will select a concept to adopt from six categories.

  • The programme will be tailored on the areas of maritime, performing arts, sports, entrepreneurship, urban design, hospitality and leisure.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW There has been great improvement in the overall outlook. Rains were received in the second, third and fourth week of Novemer in all the livelihood zones. This has improved pasture and browse, water pans have been recharged to about 80% and will last till early February. Average rainfall received was 102mm for 6 days for 3 recording stations. Temperatures decreased from an average of 32-34 to average of 28-30 in the lowlands and 20-24 in the highlands.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation condition index value of (27.34) recorded is below the normal ranges (35-50) for the county. All the subcounies recorded below the county average except Ijara and fafi which had 47.01 and 29 respectively. This represent deteriorating situation within the county as three sub counties of Dadaab, Lagdera and township in the severe drought condition category with VCI of 21.82, 14.37 and 17.14respectively.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • All biophysical indicators were within the normal range. The rains received were adequate and within the normal range when compared with the same period in previous season

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 47.01 which is within the normal range of 35-50

  • The SPI value was -0.27 which and was within the normal range of -1 to 1

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall had a late onset of 1-2 weeks in some parts of the county

  • The rainfall received so far is slightly above normal range.

  • Average 3 month VCI for the county was 37.59 which was within the normal range.

  • Average 3-month SPI for the county was 0.15 which is within the normal range.

08 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Security – police officer killed in Dagahaley camp

  • On 29th November, two young men armed with pistols shot and killed a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police officer and injured his colleague in Dagahaley market. The injured police man was admitted to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in the camp and later evacuated to Nairobi.

First Garissa County Stakeholder Forum

05 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background

28 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary
- The World Health Organization recommends a student-toilet ratio of 1:30 for boys and 1:25 toilets for girls.
- Of the 620 registered government public primary schools in Nakuru County, 482 do not meet this requirement.
- Nakuru County has a total of 9,655 toilets against a total student population of 323,447.
- The acute shortage of toilets has forced children to miss some lessons especially after their mid-morning break as the queues at the few available toilets are too long.

By JOYCE KIMANI

19 Nov 2014 description
report Adeso

Despite gains made by the Kenyan government in recent years, for many children living in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands education remains a far-fetched dream. In counties such as Marsabit, which are predominantly inhabited by pastoralists who seasonally migrate in search of pasture, accessing the formal schooling system is particularly challenging. As a result, the County exhibits the poorest education indicators in Kenya, with literacy levels as low as 20%.

18 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

· The county’s Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 27.3 an indication of a moderate drought status while the Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) stood at 0.24 which was a normal situation for the period under review.

· The first half of the month of October was generally characterized by mixed weather (cloudy and sunny conditions) and the last half was characterized by cloudy and rainy weather. Onset of the OND Short rains was experienced in the last dekad of the month though on a poor spatial and space distribution.

11 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 5th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,131 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,995. As at 5th November 176,279 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview:

  • There was 54% increase in average amount of rainfall recorded in the county during the month of October to 59 mm compared to the previous month and this was normal at this time of the year when compared to long term mean.

  • On average pasture and browse condition in the month under review was good in cash cropping/dairy, mixed farming and food cropping but fair in livestock farming zone.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

  • No rainfall received in the county. The OND rainfall onset delayed in all LZ.

  • The three monthly Vegetation condition index is outside the normal threshold. The current VCI measurement (25) indicate county is progressing to severe drought condition.

  • The state of water sources is strongly inadequate. Borehole and shallow well sources are yielding low amount of water. Frequent borehole breakdown is common.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation overview

  • Dry and hot weather condition prevailed in all the livelihoods in the first three weeks of the month .In the fourth week of October 2014 light to moderate rainfall was received in all the livelihoods although it rained for one day

  • The pasture condition was poor and good in pastoral and Agro-pastoral livelihoods zones respectively.

  • The quantity and quality of browse was fair in pastoral livelihood and good in agro-pastoral livelihood.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVER VIEW

  • There was light showers received in the eastern and southern parts of the county, the rest of the county largely remained dry during the month, the onset was lately as the time the showers was experience was in the fourth week of the month.

  • The quality pasture and browse worsened and the quantity depleted in all the livelihood zones.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

There has been great improvement in the overall outlook. Rains were received in the second, third and fourth week of October in all the livelihood zones. This has improved pasture and browse, water pans have been recharged to about 90% and will last till early January. Average rainfall received was 95.5 for 9 days for 5 recording stations. Temperatures decreased from an average of 34 to average of 30 in the lowlands and 22-25 in the highlands.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The drought early warning stage for the month of October is Alert and the trend is deteriorating.

  • Little rainfall was recorded in some parts of the County i.e. in The Hilly Areas of Mbooni and Kilungu and some parts of Makueni sub-county.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

  • Rainfall(92.6mm) was received in the entire County during the month under review.

  • Main sources of water for the month of October were Boreholes, Natural Rivers (e.g Daua), Earth pans (that had impounded water to a 40% capacity), and Shallowwells.

  • Several parts of the County experienced pasture regeneration towards the end of the month.