Red Cross begins livestock off-take project in Kwale

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 00:34 |
Peter Munya, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives addresses journalists in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, March 31, 2020. Kenya is committed to ensuring food security despite the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic which may disrupt the agricultural system. (Xinhua/Charles Onyango)

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has begun the livestock off take and cash transfer programs in Kwale County, to salvage livestock farmers from incurring huge losses during the drought season.

 KRCS  says the livestock off -take program will benefit 500 pastoralists while the cash transfer will benefit 1,000 households in Kinango, Lunga Lunga and Matuga sub counties.

 The program, initiated by the humanitarian organisation in partnership with the national government, involves buying and slaughtering livestock and distributing the meat to the residents.

Addressing the press in his office, KRCS Kwale County Coordinator Mohammed Mwainzi said the program has already benefited a section of pastoral communities in the devolved unit.

 He said the programme is to ensure that there are no more livestock deaths during the drought season and that livestock keepers have money to weather the drought situation.

 “The situation at the ground is worse and we hope this initiative will help the residents put food on the table,’’Mwainzi said.


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