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County to Pump Resources to Poultry Project

Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima plants a commemorative tree at KALRO,Kakamega | COURTESY

Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima has affirmed the commitment by the County Government to support poultry farming in the County.

He said the County allocates Ksh 5 million every financial year for poultry development to procure chicks to be distributed to farmers.

"We have so far spent Ksh 10.8 million to purchase 108,000 day old chicks and distributed them to 162 farmer's groups," said Prof Kutima who was accompanied by the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Agriculture Madam Rachel Okumu.

Speaking during the official launch of a modern hatchery and brooding facility at KALRO, Kakamega, the Deputy Governor noted that poultry farmers in the County are offered pre training in poultry farming before getting the chicks.

He noted that inadequate supply of chicks has posed a challenge to the programme saying with the new hatchery in the County the programme will run effectively.

"We have been relying on KALRO Naivasha for supply of chicks and due to high demand they have been delaying to deliver. With this facility in Kakamega, it will be easy to access quality chicks and poultry feeds," he said.

Ambassador Ahmet Cemil, Turkish ambassador to Kenya expressed his gratitude to the County Government for supporting poultry farming.

"We will continue working with other partners to promote sustainable agriculture in Kakamega and the entire Kenya," said Cemil.

Agriculture CAS Ms Chebii Kilimo said Kakamega is among 30 counties that have prioritized poultry farming.

"Kakamega is one of the counties that have included poultry farming in their CIDPs. Poultry farming is a source of income and will help reduce poverty in the community," said Ms Kilimo.

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