Kenya Short Rains Assessment Report 2008

Date: 11 Mar 2008


Kenya Short Rains Assessment Report 2008


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background

The Short Rains Assessment 2008 was conducted in February 2008 to determine the impact of the short rains season on the food security situation of arid and semi arid districts. Assessments were also conducted in the conflict-affected areas to evaluate the impacts of the post election violence on food security in the most affected areas. Thirty one representative districts falling into seven broad livelihood clusters were assessed including:

1. Northern Pastoral (Turkana, Moyale, Marsabit and Samburu Districts);
2. Eastern Pastoral (Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo and Tana River Districts);
3. Agro-Pastoral (Baringo, West Pokot, Narok, Kajiado and Laikipia Districts);
4. Coastal Marginal Agricultural (Taita Taveta, Malindi, Kilifi and Kwale Districts);
5. Eastern Marginal Agricultural (Tharaka, Mbeere, Machakos, Mwingi, and Kitui Districts);
6. North Rift and Western Mixed Farming (Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Kericho, Lugari, Kakamega, and Bungoma).
7. South Rift (Nakuru, Nakuru North, Naivasha and Molo)
8. Central Mixed Farming (Nyandarua).

Clusters six and seven represented the conflict-affected areas that are generally food secure during normal times. The assessment teams were composed of government and non-government experts from both food and non-food sectors since the field of food security analysis is broad and multi-sectoral.

Key Findings

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GOK – HSC – Press Brief 7 Jan 08

GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

PRESS BRIEFING           Monday 7th January 2007

GOK HSC Press 7 Jan 08

National Disaster Ops Center 3Jan08

Report: National Disaster Ops Center 3Jan08

Overall Coordination:
National Disaster Operation Centre
Nyayo House 3rd Floor – North Wing
Director: Col Wesonga
Tel: +254 20 2212386
+254 20 2211445

GOK HSC – 6Jan08

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

 STATUS UPDATE

6 Jan 08

GOK HSC 6Jan08

GOK – HSC Situation Report – 1FEB08

 GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
SITUATION UPDATE
Friday 1st February 2008

GOK – HSC Situation Report – 1FEB08

GOK Crisis Coordination Teams

Overall Coordination:
National Disaster Operation Centre
Nyayo House 3rd Floor – North Wing
Director: Col Wesonga
Tel: +254 20 2212386
+254 20 2211445
Mobile: +254 711 860588

Other Sectoral Focal Points
Kenya Red Cross Society:
Abbas Gullet
Tel: 603593, 3950000, 600669
Mob: 0722206958/ 0733333040.

Health and Nutrition:
Ministry of Health: Mrs. Rosemary Ngaruro,
Tel: 0722469522, 0723143241
UNICEF, Noreen 072063121,
Ruth Situma 0727534692.

Education:
Ministry of Education
Mr Karaba: 0733856471, 222543.
Mr Abdi Habat: 0722931854

UNICEF
Aminata Maitha: 0722205338
Elias Noor: 0722600224.

Water and Sanitation
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Eng. Fred Mwango: 2720473, 0734729440.
Kepha Ombacho: 2715677, 0721264965
Eliud Wamwangi: 0722830220.
UNICEF,Eng. Donde: 0722528354.

Food Aid
Office of the President
Ibrahim Maalim: 0722749604, 0723830071
Philip Tarus: 0722 259836.
World Food Programme
Simon Cammelbeck: 0735333313.

GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE – 1 Feb 08

GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
SITUATION UPDATE
Friday 1st February 2008
The Post Election Violence has increasingly continued to ravage most
parts of the country. Tension is high in most parts of the Rift Valley, Central,
Nyanza and Western Provinces. Rift valley remains to be the worst hit
province in the country and most parts have experienced some of the
worst clashes ever experienced in the country. Killings and burning are
reported to be taking place in areas of Kitale, Eldoret, Molo, Elburgon,
Kuresoi, Koibatek, Nakuru, Naivasha, Limuru, Kericho and Kipkelion.
During the day the MP for Ainamoi was shot dead by Police Officer in
Eldoret. This led to skirmish in some parts of the country. As a result the
road a long the Keroka – Kipsigis border at a place called Borabu there
was a fight between the Kisii’s and the Kipsigis. This is because it was
believed that the Police Officer who shot the MP is a Kisii and the MP is a
Kipsigis. Houses were burnt and property of unknown value was also
destroyed but no life was lost.

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