The trucks have been modified to help Kitui livestock farmers and traders to safely and quickly transport their animals to various markets.
The County boss has noted that more than 1000 animals trek on a daily basis across Kitui County from one market to another in search of better prices resulting into lose of weight, reduced value and poor quality beef.
"Considering that each kilogram has a market value of Kes 500 it means Kitui loses Kes 10 million daily as a result of these obvious many years’ of unattended problem. Every week therefore we lose Kes. 60,000,000 and in a year we lose Kes. 3.1 billion," Governor Ngilu said.
The introduction of the livestock transportation trucks in Kitui has sparked a series of mixed reactions from Kenyans including;
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