The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) as at January 29, 2018 shows a faster than expected negative trend in almost all sub-counties. This trend is probably due to very high temperature and evapotranspiration (heat waves) together with overgrazing in some of the areas that received better rainfall. In particular, a wide hotspot cutting across Garissa, Isiolo and Tana River is now in the extreme vegetation deficit band. 

For detailed information see; Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) as at January 29, 2018.