The Coping Strategies in Kitui and Mwingi Districts During Drought Pg 78-80
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Objective: To determine the methods of presentation for drought and the coping strategies. Design: A cross-sectional study of Kenya Setting: Kitui and Mwingi districts of Kenya Subjects: The study population consisted of 491 and 485 households with children 6-59 months in the Kitui and Mwingi districts respectively. Multi stage sampling procedure was done. The first stage sampling was purposive sampling of the districts. The second stage was selection of divisions by simple random sampling, the same went for location, sub location and finally clusters (village). Main outcome measures : Preparation for and coping strategies during drought. Results: Stocking of relief food as a method of preparation for drought was the most quoted by most with 38.90% and 40.82% in Kitui and Mwingi districts. The coping strategies quoted by most was cash for work by 39.4% and 36.5% in Kitui and Mwingi districts respectively. Conclusion:The methods of preparation for drought and strategies for coping with drought were inadequate.