REPORT ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND KIBWEZI COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITY (FEBRUARY 26TH – MARCH 1ST 2015)
DISASTER MANAGEMENT EVENT: DAMAGE AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT (DANA) EXERCISE IN KIBWEZI CONSTITUENCY, MAKUENI COUNTY, KENYA
Makueni County is in the southern part of the former Eastern Province. It boarders Machakos county on the southern side and Taita Taveta county on the northern side. It also boarders Kitui and Kajiado counties. The area is 8008.2 km2 with a human population of 884,527 with 51% being female and 49% being men; this is 2.29% of the national population according to the National Census exercise done in 2009. Population density is noted to be 110.4 persons per km2.
The climate is semi arid to arid, annual rainfall is at 150- 650 mm per year with long rains being in October to December and short rains in August. But there are variations currently due to the effects of climate change and global warming.
wenty five VERU final year students and three instructors were involved in the exercise.
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