Drought conditions remain critical in the following counties: Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu (East), Tana River, and Wajir (South and West). Here, water stress is acute, milk production and livestock prices are well below normal, and livestock mortality is rising. In some other ASAL areas, particularly in the north-west and in parts of the coast, conditions have returned to normal following significant off-season rainfall in August and September. However, in all ASAL counties, staple food prices remain well above normal, at a time when market dependence is also high in the wake of successive poor seasons.

Get details on drought status in the National Early Warning Bulletin - October 2017.

Detailed reports of the drought situation in each of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are available in the county-specific Drought Early Warning Bulletins.