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15 Oct 2018 description

By Caleb Wafula

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a development agenda focused on ensuring that “no one is left behind.” Goal 4 of this agenda seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, calling attention to the fact that 263 million children around the world are not attending school. Two Kenyan boys Idris Kuno, who would like to be a teacher and his brother Ali Kuno who would like to be a doctor are part of this statistic.

12 Oct 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

Peace is like an egg. It is delicate and fragile, but in the right conditions, it gives life.

Those are the wise words of the late Deka Ibrahim, who resolved clan conflicts in Wajir County in the early 90’s, and later became instrumental in the peace processes in North Eastern Kenya. She was my role model when I decided to start working for peace.

11 Oct 2018 description

By: Illana M. Lancaster; Sahlim Charles Amambia, Felix Bivens, Munira Hamisi, Olivia Ogada, Gregory Ochieng Okumu, Nicolas Songora, Rehema Zaid

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • August was generally dry with the exception of light off-season showers in the mixed farming and rain-fed cropping livelihood zones.
  • Natural vegetation conditions were good across all livelihood zones similar to July

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall - The long rains season performed above normal and ceased towards the end of May. Light showers were recorded in the third dekad of August coupled with chilly weather condition in all livelihood zones.

  • Vegetation condition:

  • The vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI) is above normal greenness across the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • In August no rains was recorded and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was good and above the normal range.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Crops at the farms were in fair condition and harvesting of the same was on-going though the peak had ended.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: There was no rainfall received in the month under review across the County. Cumulative rainfall from the onset of the rains to date was 133percent of the normal.

  • Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month under review was 90.09 hence falls in the above normal vegetation greenness band. Forage condition is good across the livelihood zones.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rains were received in all parts of the County during the reporting month.

  • Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness.

  • The pasture and browse conditions is fair across the county during the month.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of August was generally dry. However, off season showers were received for an average of two days uniformly distributed across the sub counties.
  • The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
  • Access to water was fair. Rivers were flowing at normal levels while water holding structures were 50 percent full.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry condition prevailed in first and second dekad followed by erratic rainfall in third dekad in marginal pockets.

  • Slight deterioration was observed in forage condition during the month.

  • Surface water points are diminishing in pastoral areas with water pans holding around 50 – 60 percent of their capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators Details

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was recorded and this is normal at this time of the year.

  • Generally, the vegetation greenness was good and above the normal range countywide.

  • Quantity and quality of Pasture and browse ranged from good to fair across the Mixed farming livelihood zones and was worsening in the Marginal mixed farming livelihood.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced light rains in the highlands of the county. Low temperatures prevailed during the reporting period.
  • The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.

Rainfall:

  • The county received normal offseasonal showers in this month recording 3.8 mm.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing an decrease of 2percent compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in August.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By FLORAH KOECH

More than 1,000 people who fled their homes in March last year have voluntarily left the camp they had sought refuge, saying they can no longer handle mounting challenges there.

The internally displaced people (IDPs) are mostly from Mukutani in Baringo South. They had been camping at Eldume in the sub county, more than 70km from their homes, after they moved out following a deadly banditry attack last year.

The attack left 11 people dead, among them four children and seven women.