The Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) occupy approximately 89% of the country‟s landmass. It is home to about 36% of the population, 70% of the national livestock herd and 90% of wildlife. The defining feature of the ASALs is their aridity levels.
The annual rainfall in arid areas ranges between 150 mm and 550 mm and semi-arid areas between 550 mm and 850 mm per year. Temperatures in arid areas are high throughout the year, with high rates of evapo-transpiration.
In Kenya, 29 counties are classified as Arid and Semi-Arid areas.
SFRTF was established on 11th March, 2003 by the then Ministry of Local Government through a Gazettee Notice No. 1558, to address the concerns of all homeless, destitute and vulnerable persons in all urban areas . It was registered as a body Corporate in August, 2010 under the Trustees (perpetual succession) CAP 164 Laws of Kenya
This is a committee with the mandate of day to day administration of the Summit and Council of Governors.
The council of Governors is a forum bringing together all the forty seven (47) Governors to provide a forum of consultation and sharing of information among county government