Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2020


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

▪ The month of May was dry in most parts of the county and this is normal.

▪ The vegetation greenness was above normal.
Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

▪ Crops were mainly at knee high/flowering stage and in fair condition.

▪ Livestock body condition was good to fair with no abnormal cases of livestock migration and deaths as a result of drought. However, suspected cases of lumpy skin disease were reported.

▪ Milk production was below normal.

Access Indicators

▪ Terms of trade were favourable compared to long term mean.

▪ Milk consumption was below normal.

▪ Water distances were within normal range

▪ The cost of water at source was normal.

Utilization Indicators

▪ The percentage of children at risk of malnutrition was within normal range.

▪ Households employed consumption based coping mechanisms less frequently compared to normal.