Photos: Kitui County Launches Livestock Carrier Trucks For Traders, Farmers

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The Kitui county administration has today launched the Kitui Livestock carriers to facilitate transportation of livestock within and outside the county.

The carriers will be available to livestock farmers and traders to facilitate livestock transportation between markets and delivery of livestock to abattoirs like Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) depots.

“I am pleased to launch the Kitui Livestock carriers. The carriers will be available to livestock farmers and traders to facilitate livestock transportation between markets and delivery of livestock to abattoirs like Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) depots.” Ngilu said.

Kitui Governor Ngilu’s Statement

“Inarguably 1000 animals trekking lose approximately 20,000 kgs of beef daily.

Considering that each kilogram has a market value of Ksh 500 shillings it means Kitui loses Ksh 10 million shillings daily as a result of this obvious unattended problem.

Every week therefore we lose Ksh. 60,000,000 shillings and in a year we lose approximately Ksh. 3.1 billion.

The Livestock transportation trucks here today are modified to help Kitui livestock farmers and traders with safe, quick and efficient transport for their animals to various markets.

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The benefits from these program will be reaped by the farmers and traders through higher earnings. This will create wealth within the livestock sector and for Kitui households.

The returns from these trucks will be re-invested back into the livestock industry. Our livestock traders will be well represented in the running of these trucks to ensure equity and fairness.”

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