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Table 5 Comparison of livestock mortality rates reported in this study with those reported for earlier droughts

From: Mobility and livestock mortality in communally used pastoral areas: the impact of the 2005-2006 drought on livestock mortality in Maasailand

Area Cattle(%) Shoats(%) Combined TLU (%) Drought year Author (s)
Amboseli 32 26 30 2005 This study
Kitengela 45 44.5 43   This study
Maasai Mara 29 21 26   This study
Simanjiro 13 17 14   This study
Kajiado District 50 20 - 2000 UNEP and GoK
Kaputiei South 8-29 50 - 1976 (Bekure 1991)
Kaputiei North and Central 70-75 36 - 1976 (Njoka 1979)
Kajiado 70 - - 1961 (Talbot 1972)
Kajiado 13-15 - - 1927 (Sindiga 1984)a
Narok 30b - - 1927 (Sindiga, 1984)
Turkana District 63 55 50-70 1979-80 (Ellis and Swift 1988; McCabe 1987)
Kenya - - 50-69 1982-84 (Homewood and Lewis 1987);
(Oba 2001; Bollig 2006).
Northern Kenya - - 50-86 1991-92 (Angassa and Oba 2007; Oba 2001);
Samburu; Northern Kenya - - 40-50 1997-98 (FAO 2009; Little et al. 2001)
  1. A comparison of livestock mortality rates reported in this study with mortality rates reported for earlier droughts in different parts of Maasailand. aSource: MAR 1927, cited in (Sindiga 1984). bNot clear whether the last three figures pertain to cattle or livestock in general.