Farmer offers 6.4kg champion chicken to President Uhuru Kenyatta

David Muturi feeds his 6.4kg rooster at his Buxton home in Mombasa County on Wednesday 04th September, 2018. [File, Standard]
A farmer has offered President Uhuru Kenyatta a rooster that won an award in last week's Mombasa International Agricultural Society of Kenya show.

The 6.4kg chicken belongs to a Mombasa poultry farmer, David Muturi (pictured), who is an employee of the county education department.

"I am delighted that I reared a champion. Uhuru is my champion too and I would be delighted to present him with the bird as a sign of gratitude for his leadership," said Mr Muturi.

He made the offer through Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, who was the chief guest at the show's opening ceremony.

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The CS promised to communicate the offer to Uhuru. "I was told to wait until an opportunity arose to present my gift," he said.

Muturi bought the rooster two-and-a-half years ago as a day-old chick from Eldoret poultry breeder KukuChic. It went on to win a prize last year when it weighed 4.5kg.

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