Kakamega County Deputy Governor Philip Kutima has warned those who grabbed land belonging to cattle dips in the County that they’ll soon be taken back. Kutima revealed that Kakamega county as a whole had a total of 159 cattle dips but only six are operational at the moment. The six are located in Likuyani sub county, Lugari sub county and Malava sub county. “People are using the cattle dips to plant maize and others have even constructed houses where the same were located, let them know that we will repossess them soon,” said the deputy governor.
He said this as he officially opened Kakamega County’s Veterinary Lab based at Kalro grounds, Kakamega. The facility, fully funded by the County Government of Kakamega will be tasked with among others coming up with ways of controlling animal diseases, pests as well as enhancing disease surveillance.
The Deputy Governor, who was the guest of honor said the County government through the department of veterinary services has been able to timely identify animal diseases and institute control measures.
He called on the residents and in particular farmers to actively participate in combating diseases such as Anthrax, Rabies and Brucellosis. “We have enhanced farmers’ access to artificial insemination services by procuring motorcycles which are used for insemination,” he said. Currently, 48 inseminators are distributed across the County.