The Kenya Meteorological Department has released the October-November-December Weather Forecast. The Climate Outlook for the October-November-December (OND) 2020 “Short Rains” season indicates that several parts of the country are likely to experience depressed rainfall while Western Kenya is likely to receive near-average to below-average rainfall. This will be driven by near average Sea Surface Temperatures [...]
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The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has issued an outlook for the June-July-August 2020 Rainfall Season. The JJA 2020 outlook indicates that the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Lake Basin Region, Central and Southern Rift Valley as well as the Northwestern region are likely to receive above average (enhanced) rainfall. The Coastal strip is likely [...]
During times of crisis, we too appreciate that its only facts that matter most. A biological hazard is one among many hazards as outlined in the National Emergency Response Plan and SOPs 2014. On declaration of a global pandemic, therefore, these other hazards do not cease to exists nor do their probability of occurrence decrease. [...]
The current COVID 19 pandemic has posed as a complex and multidimensional public health emergency that requires a coordinated manner for effective response and management. It has highlighted how critical and effective Disaster Risk Reduction is. In advancing this conversation and many others, the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) continues to embrace technology by way [...]
The novel coronavirus 2019 was declared a global public health emergency and then a pandemic by the World Health Organization. On 13th March 2020, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a statement confirming the first case of Covid 19 in Kenya. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered [...]