The drought situation remained stable in most of the ASAL counties in September 2023. This is attributed to close to normal performance and impacts of March to May (MAM) rains. Currently, 18 counties have reported Normal drought phase while five (5) reported Alert phase and require close monitoring.

The number of people requiring relief assistance stands at 2.8 million based on the assessment of the impact of the March to May long rains on food security conducted in July.

The five counties in the Alert drought phase are Laikipia, Samburu, Turkana, Tana River and Taita Taveta. The counties in Normal drought phase include Baringo, Kilifi, Kitui, Kwale, Lamu, Mandera, Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Wajir, Garissa, Makueni, Narok, Nyeri, Marsabit, Kajiado, West Pokot and Isiolo.

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