Laikipia County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for October 2020


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators


  • Performance: the county received 3 to 10 days of moderate rains to heavy showers across the livelihood zones. The temporal distribution of the rains was fair whereas the spatial distribution was fair to poor.

  • Vegetation Condition:

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was above the normal range for the period, indicating a largely good state of pasture and browse.

  • The available pasture and browse can last for one to three months, depending on the area.
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators:

  • There were reported cases of livestock migration from Isiolo County to Mukogodo East.

  • The body condition of animals was above the normal range for the period.

Access indicators:

  • The terms of trade were above the normal range

  • The return distance from water sources to grazing areas was within normal range.

Utilization indicators:

  • Within the normal range.