This afternoon CS Peter Munya addressed the representatives of the donkey owning communities, drawn from across the country who sought for the ban on the slaughtering and export of donkey skin and associated products from Kenya.
Slaughter of donkeys and trade in related donkey products has promoted vices like stealing of donkeys, wanton and unmitigated slaughter of donkeys, which has led to drastic reduction in the donkey population. This has, consequently, impacted negatively on the economic welfare and the livelihoods of the families of those who rely on donkeys for transport and as a means of facilitating trade.
In his remarks CS Munya noted that If this trend continues the donkeys will be decimated and the economy will be affected in a huge way. He affirmed that the Government has therefore decided to stop the slaughter and the trade in donkey associated products.
Source: Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries