Banditry hits livestock production in Baringo

John Chesoni inspects the carcass of one of his cows that died following the outbreak of Lumpy Skin disease at Kamnarok in Baringo North on September 7, 2018. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Rampant insecurity is threatening livestock vaccination and disease surveillance in the region.

The director of veterinary department, John Wameyo, said extension officers have not been able to monitor livestock diseases in Barwessa and Kalabata in Baringo North, Mukutani, Chemorongon in Baringo South and Tiaty Sub County.

He was speaking after conducting vaccination against lumpy skin disease in Barwessa and Bartabwa.

During the vaccination, the officers were guarded by the National Police Reservists.

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