MERU, Kenya – Under Hon. Mithika Linturi’s leadership, the Kenyan government has taken significant steps to support sustainable agricultural productivity and food security. The effort is in alignment with the goals laid out in the Kenya Kwanza’s bottom-up manifesto.
Yesterday, Hon. Linturi handed over 11,000 doses of cattle vaccines to Meru County Governor Hon. Kawira Mwangaza. The handover took place at the governor’s office, where the vaccines were prepared for distribution to local farmers.
Linturi tweeted about the event, stating, “I have this evening handed over 11,000 doses of cattle vaccines to Meru County Governor Hon. Kawira Mwangaza in her Office for distribution to farmers in the region.” The news was well received, garnering numerous likes and retweets from supporters.
The move is seen as a critical part of a broader strategy to partner with county governments. In a subsequent tweet, Linturi elaborated on this: “My ministry is keen on partnering with county governments to achieve the objective of sustainable agricultural productivity and food security, as laid out in Kenya Kwanza’s bottom-up manifesto.”
The 11,000 doses of vaccine provided include 2,000 doses for foot-and-mouth disease and 9,000 doses for lumpy skin disease, both common issues that can severely impact livestock health and productivity. Linturi reinforced this in another tweet, explaining, “The vaccines include 2000 doses for foot-and-mouth disease and 9000 doses for lumpy skin disease. #DeliveringthePlan.”
This initiative underlines the government’s commitment to ensuring the country’s livestock well-being, contributing to food security and the local economy. It also demonstrates a proactive approach to prevent potential disease outbreaks that could hamper agricultural productivity in the region.
By bolstering livestock health through such initiatives, the government aims to uplift farming communities and strengthen Kenya’s agricultural sector.