Education

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29 Jun 2015 description
report Adeso

Kenya has made significant strides in improving its education system in recent years. Since primary education was made free and compulsory in 2003, primary school enrolment rates have increased across most of the country, however, progress has been slower in some northern regions such as Marsabit County.

26 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 25 June 2015, Kakuma had received 46,235 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 21 June 184,527 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received normal to below normal rainfall in the MarchApril-May rainy season which was fairly distributed in temporal and spatial distribution. Most of the rains were received in April.

  • Pasture and browse conditions improved in about 65% of the county while the rest was reported and observed to be deteriorating.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations outside the expected seasonal ranges.

  • There were little rainfall received within the month of May but more received within early June.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • 67.2 mm of rainfall was received during the month which is slightly above the long term mean.

  • Main sources of Water were pans and dams, natural ponds, boreholes and shallow wells. All pans and dams were filled to capacity in April as Long rains continued.

  • Pasture and browse condition has greatly improved compared to last month as supported by Vegetation Condition Index (VCI).

16 Jun 2015 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Tuesday, 16 June 2015.

The Kamba farming community and Somali patoralists communities have lived side by side in the areas of Kanyunyu and Kasiluni in Kyuso sub County of Mwingi North constituency with little conflict over the years.

The Kamba farming community and Somali patoralists communities have lived side by side in the areas of Kanyunyu and Kasiluni in Kyuso sub County of Mwingi North constituency with little conflict over the years.

15 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 11 June 2015, Kakuma had received 46,057 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 07 June 184,108 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.
12 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30,892 Identified unaccompanied minors

  • 73 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,303,276 NFIs distributed since January

  • 2,031 Shelters distributed since January

10 Jun 2015 description
  • As at 04 June 2015, Kakuma had received 46,000 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 01 June 184,108 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

01 Jun 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MANASE OTSIALO

Gunmen from Somalia, suspected to be members of Al-Shabaab, have literally taken over a village in Lafey, Mandera County.

The presence of the over 30 foreigners has caused fear among villagers, hundreds of whom have left their homes. Four schools, including Gari Boys Secondary School, have also closed down.

On Thursday, students of Gari Secondary School scampered for safety after receiving reports that the gunmen had been spotted on a nearby road.

29 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 28 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,924 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 24 May, 183,839 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

27 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Five people were killed and at least 10 injured after pastoralists from two communities clashed over water in Attan, Isiolo County, on Tuesday.

The pastoralists from Turkana and Samburu communities engaged in a nine-hour gun battle at a watering point in Attan.

Isiolo Deputy Commissioner Julius Maiyo confirmed that the four died at the scene while the wounded were taken to Isiolo Level Four Hospital. A fifth body was found at the scene Wednesday morning.

Mr Maiyo said security officers have been deployed to the area to avoid further clashes.

27 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • In Garissa, Mandera and Wajir more than 1,000 non-indigenous teachers have refused to return to work since January for fear of terrorist attacks.

  • More than 200 students of Garissa Teachers Training College have sought transfers following the killing of 148 students and workers at Garissa University College in April.

  • Knut boycotted Tuesday’s meeting, saying it was a waste of time as it had no specific agenda.

26 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 21 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,852 asylum seekers from South Sudan.

  • As at 17 May, 183,492 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

Operational Context  UNHCR continued to conduct border monitoring visits to Nadapal three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to ensure that asylum seekers received at the border have unhindered access to asylum and are treated humanely.

24 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: ALERT

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show some unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range. o Good rainfall was received in the month -above normal. o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • There are decreased livestock migrations in search of water and pasture. Minimum security related/restricted animals movements were reported.

22 May 2015 description
report Adeso

Members of the environmental club at Nomadic Girls Boarding Primary School in Kalacha, Marsabit Count in Kenya, were excited when their new vegetable garden produced its first harvest of kale and spinach. The girls donated their first harvest to the school kitchen to supplement the evening meal for 700 pupils, creating palpable excitement in the school dining hall.

22 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • This follows a boycott of work by some teachers due to insecurity in the north eastern region.

  • Many teachers, including those recently recruited, have not reported to their work stations, affecting the teaching of a number of subjects.

  • Despite having engaged Form Four leavers to fill the gap, students are not getting quality teaching.

  • The insecurity experienced along the border towns has made it difficult for the educational officers to carry out their duties.

20 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall received has seen a significant increase over the last one month.

  • The rainfall received so far is within normal range.

  • Major water sources for the county during the month were traditional wells, natural rivers, pans and dams ,shallow wells, boreholes and springs, accounting for 38%, 19%, 16%, 4% , 8% and 5% respectively which is normal around this time.