By Kurgat Marindany.
Kajiado County Government and Kenchic Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the region and the community benefit from financial opportunities to promote poultry keeping.
The move will engage women and youth in poultry keeping to earn livelihoods.
Kenchic Managing Director, James Oduor, speaking when he signed the MoU with Kajiado County Governor David Nkedianye recently, noted that through the partnership his company will create jobs that will profitably impact youths, women and the community at large.
“Poultry farmers purchase 60,000 one-day old chicks of broilers from Kenchic farms in Kajiado County every week which comes to 3 million every year. The farmers buy 500, 000 chicks for layers in the same period,” Oduor said, adding that most of the broilers from Kajiado County are slaughtered and sold in Nairobi and Kiambu supermarkets and eateries, He said that they have put up three demonstration units within Kajiado County.
Nkedianye said the partnership will impart skills to women and youth in keeping chicken as a commercial venture.
“A pilot project is already on-going in Kajiado Central, East and North, which started with 3,000 day old chicks. Those who have started are doing very well,” the Governor noted.