Kenya: Ruto Launches Sh8.3 Billion Project to Boost Livestock Output

Deputy President William Ruto has established a Sh8.3 billion project to support livestock farmers.

The project – jointly funded by the government and the World Bank – focuses on the vaccination of animals to reduce the spread of diseases, the provision of water, and the identification of livestock to curb rustling.

The Deputy President, who spoke at the weekend in Muwarak, Laikipia North Constituency, said the initiative will benefit farmers in 14 counties who depend on livestock for a living.

He also launched the Last Mile Project to provide electricity to rural areas and opened the Muwarak Technical Training Institute in the region.

“The project will provide water for animal and human consumption, vaccination, marketing of livestock, and identification and tracking of livestock,” he said.

Governors Joshua Irungu (Laikipia), Ukur Yatani (Marsabit), Moses Lenolkulal (Samburu) and Godana Doyo (Isiolo) praised the programme.

The county bosses and 15 MPs from the region asked residents to live harmoniously.

Source: The Nation.