Kenya

Mwingi District: Drought Monthly Bulletin, May 2007

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Agro-Pastoral Livelihood zone. (Tseikuru, Ngomeni, Kyuso, Mui, Mumoni, Nuu and Nguni The weather remained dry most of the days but poorly distributed showers recorded in parts of Mumoni, Kyuso and Tseikuru. Water availability and accessibility good in area that reported some rain but pans drying up in parts of Nguni, Nuu and Tseikuru Divisions. Livestock body condition remained good for all species. No incidence of livestock disease outbreak was reported during the month but households reported shoats mortality suspected to be caused by C.C.P.P which is endemic in this zone. Most households reported sale of Cattle and food crops due to fee demand during second term. Wildlife menace reported in Tseikuru Division where a herd of buffalos is causing crop destruction. Malarial cases reported during the month which is normal immediately after the onset of rain. Nutritional status of the sampled under fives slightly worsened due to rampant cases of sneezing, coughing and malaria reported during the month.

Mixed farming zone (Central, Migwani, parts of Kyuso and parts of Mui Divisions). Some insignificant showers were reported during the start of the month but the rest of the days remained sunny. Water availability and accessibility remained good. Households are busy weeding their crops. Livestock body condition remained good for all species. No livestock disease outbreak was reported during the month but households along the riverine reported mortality due to predation. Livestock sales and volume increased during the month. This was reported in Waita Location and Thaana Nzau near Tana River. Malaria cases were on the increase impacting negatively on school attendance. Nutritional status of the sampled under fives in the negative due to reported cases of malaria incidences.