Kitui County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • 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)

Production 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.

Access Indicators

  • 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.

Utilization Indicators

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

  • Households employed consumption based coping mechanisms more frequently compared to normal