Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba has appreciated the World Bank
for sponsoring indigenous poultry farmers in the county.
Khaemba accompanied by his County Executive Committee member in charge
of agriculture Mary Nzomo, said the county depends on different types
of farming that includes poultry keeping.
World Bank through National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth
Project (NARIGP) has sponsored farmers in 21 counties with 140Million
shillings this year to raise their living standards through indigenous
poultry farming being its second year project. In the third year
farmers will get 350Million shillings as a grand.
Khaemba said if more farmers will come up to register through this
program, they will receive this grand to support them. He said
extension officers will be deployed on the ground to assist them
The county boss discouraged locals from keeping the small number of
chickens for the purpose of slaughtering only when visitor’s comes.
On her part, Mary Nzomo urged farmers to engage in this business that
will generate a lot of income saying the county has been receiving
indigenous birds from West Pokot which is shameful saying the county
has ability to keep more indigenous birds that are eaten by many.
Nzomo further encouraged those with small land to engage in this
modern farming for huge income. She added that indigenous chicken and
eggs has ready market and it should not worry farmers who will be
registered by NARIGP to receive grand’s.
Among the 47 counties Kiambu produces more chicken for income.