News Categories: Agriculture

06 Apr
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Governor Kinyanjui launches livestock vaccination in Wei, Subukia sub-county

Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui today launched a free vaccination campaign for livestock against foot and mouth, lumpy skin and rabies in Wei, Waseges Ward in Subukia sub-county.

He said the campaign is aimed at eradicating livestock diseases in the area as animals are a source of livelihood for residents.

“As a County, we will continue to support livestock farmers and will go a step further to help them improve breed,” he said.

He thanked residents for bringing their livestock for vaccination and urged them to ensure all their neighbours have taken their animals to be vaccinated.

He said the National Government has pledged to build water pans in Subukia as a pilot project.

“We will work hard to ensure one is constructed at Wei to ensure residents have water supply even in dry season. Roads in Waseges and Subukia will also be rehabilitated to facilitate movement within the sub-county,” Governor Kinyanjui said.

He was accompanied by Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir, CEC for Agriculture Dr Immaculate Njuthe and CEC for Public Service Mr. Mwania Mwangangi.

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29 Mar
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Goats worth Sh5.7milion sold at Nakuru Easter goat auction

Goats and sheep worth Sh5.7million were sold during the inaugural Nakuru Easter Goat Auction presided over by Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Wednesday.
The auction, aimed at boosting livestock farmers, was held at Banita Livestock Market in Soin Ward.
Speaking at the event, Governor Kinyanjui said the turnout by farmers at the market shows there is potential for sale of goats to a wider market.
He said the auction will be held annually a week before Easter holidays.
Governor Kinyanjui said the County Government will assist farmers to have quality livestock through vaccination.
He said he will launch a vaccination exercise at Wei next week.
“We will partner with Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute, KEVEVAPI, for production of specific vaccines for Nauru county,” he said.
The Governor urged farmers to upgrade their breed so that they can have superior breeds that can withstand adverse weather conditions.
He said the County Government will also upgrade the Banita Livestock Market to accommodate more traders and better facilities for business to thrive.
The Governor was accompanied by his Deputy Dr. Erick Korir, CECs Dr Immaculate Maina (Agriculture), Eng. Lucy Kariuki (Lands), Mr Mwania Mwangangi (Public Service) and Ms Halima Gababa (Youth and Gender).Soin Ward MCA Irene Chebichii and a host of other members of County Assembly were also present.

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