Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The month of September was dry across the livelihood zones and this situation is normal.
The vegetation greenness was below normal.
Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Land preparation and dry planting was on-going across the livelihood zones.
Livestock body condition was fair to poor for cattle.
suspected cases of CCPP, anaplasmosis, pneumonia and gumboro were reported.
Unconfirmed cases of livestock deaths due to starvation were reported in Ikutha and Athi wards.
Milk production was below normal.
Terms of trade were unfavourable compared to long term mean.
Milk consumption was within the normal range.
Water distances were within normal range.
The cost of water at source was normal.
The percentage of children mid at risk of malnutrition was within normal range.
Households employed consumption based coping mechanisms more frequently compared to normal