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Focus is on training farmers to protect animals from diseases - 5 months ago, 20 Aug 05:58

By: Millicent Mwololo

The floods in April and May this year wreaked havoc in many parts of the country, and Makueni County, which lies in the lower eastern part of Kenya, was one of the worst affected.

This left the locals, mainly smallholder farmers who rely on their farms and livestock for income, completely helpless. Their drought-resistant crops like cow peas, Katumani dryland maize, pigeon peas, beans, and green grams were all destroyed by the floodwaters, especially in the low lying areas of Nyunzu, which is near Kambi Mawe and Thwake rivers.

Mr Musembi Muvevi of Kithoni village, for instance, lost all his animals. Two of his goats that were stuck in the mud fell sick three days after he rescued them.

“It had rained heavily during the day. That afternoon, I went to untie the goats from the grazing field, only to find that two were missing, although their tethers were still tied to the ...
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