Livestock keeping is the backbone of economy in West Pokot. To improve cattle breeds, Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo distributed 104 Sahiwal bulls and 500 Galla buck goats in the semi-arid parts of West Pokot County.
The first batch of the breeds have been distributed in Masol, Weiwei, Lomut and Seker wards which will receive 20 bulls each and another 100 Galla buck goats. Lower Endough and lower Kasei Ward also received 24 Sahiwal bulls and 100 galla buck goats for Turkwel and Ombolion.
The newly-formed Livestock Committe has identified families to host the bulls but will be available for the entire community to help improve local breeds.
The county chief also launched distribution of another 27 Sahiwal bulls donated by World Vision to reformed female-cut perpetrators.
The Governor was accompanied by CEC Geoffrey Lipale- Agriculture and Livestock who said that his department will ensure that West Pokot residents get value from their cattle rearing practices.
The county government has also stationed two veterinary officers in each ward to monitor progress of the project. The same project will be rolled out countywide with highland regions receiving dairy cattle.