Kenya

Kajiado County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2016

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Drought Situation

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal dry weather condition prevailed in the county in September.

  • Water sources were mainly boreholes and shallow wells which were now stressed by high number of livestock that they were serving. Distances to water points compared well with long term average.

  • The county was in normal vegetation greenness band.

Production and Access Indicators

  • Milk production and consumption were all below the long term averages for the similar period of the year.

  • The terms of trade was declining despite being above the long term average for the same period of the year.

Utilization Indicators

  • Risk of malnutrition for children aged 6-59 months was lower compared to the long term average. However, the risk of malnutrition was increasing since June.

  • Households reduced the frequency of feeding and the size of meals eaten in a day to deal with stress due to lack of food.