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Kenya gets first licenced donkey slaughterhouse in Naivasha

By ANTONY GITONGA Updated Tuesday, February 18th 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3
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According to him there were over two million donkeys in the country adding that he would source them from Pokot, Turkana and even Naivasha.

On his part, Naivasha sub county veterinary officer Dr Enos Amuyunzu said that the government had legalized the sale of donkey meat in 1999.

Amuyunzu said that this would be the first ever donkey slaughterhouse in the country adding that they were on an inspection mission.

“The government has legalized the sale of donkey meat only that we did not have a legalized slaughterhouse in the country,” he said.

The move was met with mixed reaction by water vendors in Naivasha who said that the move could act as a double edged sword.

According to Jose Wa Funda, the move would see the illegal slaughter of donkeys in Naivasha and other towns come to an end.

“We also fear that the same people who have been slaughtering our donkeys could turn to stealing them as there is a ready market,” he said.

For months water vendors in Naivasha have complained over an increase in the number of donkeys slaughtered in the area a move that has adversely affected their trade.

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