According to Met, recovery from the drought may take some time.

Drought-affected areas may take some time to recover, despite near-average rainfall expected in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, according to the Met.

According to the Meteorological Department, food, water, and pasture shortages are likely to persist for some time.

On Tuesday, the Kenya Meteorological Services issued the March-April-May weather forecast.

Despite projected pasture and browse regeneration, the shortage may result in human-wildlife and inter-community conflicts, according to the report.

According to the department, contingency plans and strategies should be put in place.

“National and county governments, as well as humanitarian organizations, are therefore advised to continue with existing measures to prevent loss of lives, livelihoods, and livestock,” the forecast stated.

Stella Aura, director of meteorological services, stated that the prolonged drought in the ASAL region has resulted in land degradation, and that the expected rainfall will exacerbate soil erosion.