The 2018 short rains were generally late and erratic. Rainfall onset was 20-30 days late in the south-eastern marginal agricultural areas and more than 40 days late in the northern pastoral and coastal marginal agricultural areas. The below-average short rains have slightly increased the food insecure population from 655,800 in August 2018 to current number of 1,111,500, with the top 13 counties having a total of 937,000 food insecure people.

The 2019 Short Rains Assessment was conducted between 11th and 22nd February 2019 by the Kenya Food Security Steering Group in collaboration with the County Steering Groups.

Click on a county name for the SRA report of the specific county:

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



NB/ You can get the 2018, 20172016, 2015 and 2014 reports by clicking on the All Downloads sub-menu under Resource Centre