Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2017
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The onset of the long rains was late in the first week of April compared to third week of March normally and progression has been poor
The county experienced extreme vegetation greenness deficit (VCI of 9.72) but the onset of rains triggered recovery.
The state of water in main water points is inadequate compared to the long term mean.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Normal livestock migration patterns were reported.
The livestock body condition is fair for cattle and good for goats in most areas of the county.
Milk production and consumption was below long term average
Terms of Trade were unfavourable compared to long term mean.
Percentage of children at risk of malnutrition was slightly above the normal range.
Households moderately applied consumption based coping strategies.