The 2015 long rains assessment was conducted between 27th July to 7th August 2015 in 23 Arid and Semi-arid (ASAL) counties. The counties assessed include; Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, West Pokot, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni, Narok, Kajiado, Baringo, Laikipia, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta and Kieni part of Nyeri county, Meru North part in Meru County, Mbeere region in Embu, and Tharaka part of Tharaka Nithi county. The areas covered are predominantly rainfall dependent with the major livelihood activities being crop production and livestock rearing. Drought, conflicts, crop and livestock diseases are among the common hazards that affect food security in these areas. Findings of the 2015 Long Rains Assessment (LRA) indicate that about 1.1 million people are acutely food insecure and cannot meet their basic dietary requirements, hence requiring immediate food assistance for the next six months (September 2015 – February 2016):

2015 Long Rains Assessment National Report


For cluster reports, click on the links below:

1. Agropastoral Cluster

2. Coast marginal Agriculture cluster

3. Pastoral Northeast cluster

4. Pastoral Northwest cluster

5. Southeast Marginal Agriculture cluster

To access a long rains assessment report on a particular county, click on the name of the county;

Baringo Garissa Isiolo Makueni
Kitui Wajir Turkana Kajiado
Lamu Tana River West Pokot Narok
Kilifi Kwale Taita Taveta Mandera
Meru North Tharaka Samburu Marsabit
Nyeri (Kieni) Laikipia Embu (Mbeere)  


NB/ You can get the 2014 reports by clicking on the All Downloads sub-menu under Resource Centre