Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Linah Jebii Kilimo launches the County Livestock Vaccination Program

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Linah Jebii Kilimo yesterday launched the County Livestock Vaccination Program that was on 19th June rolled out by CS Hon. Peter Munya at Kajiado. In her remarks, CAS said that the vaccination program is going to be implemented in 14 ASAL Counties countryside. Livestock in Kenya has always been under the threat of occurrence of a number of animal diseases like Rift valley fever, Foot and mouth disease, etc which easily spread from one country to another thus hindering participation in international trade of livestock and livestock products and also reduces trade in live animals, meat and other products. Because of that, the government has developed strategies for controlling these diseases in order to increase livestock population. Jebii called upon Counties to allocate more funds for the exercise and vaccinate at least 80% of the livestock population.