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Kenya’s Livestock ministry seeks more cash to replenish herds

The Livestock ministry is seeking additional funds from Treasury to help farmers replenish their herds after the recent biting drought and floods in parts of the country.

It wants KES 700 million in addition to the KES 130 million earmarked for the exercise, said permanent secretary Kenneth Lusaka, adding that they had prepared a Cabinet memo requesting for the money.

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“The memo is ready and we shall present it so those who lost their herds can find a new source of livelihood,” he told participants at a forum in Nairobi to discuss challenges facing the leather industry.

Estimates by the ministry showed that about 6,700 households lost livestock worth KES 24 billion during the drought alone.

Read more (Business Daily – Kenya)

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