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The Kenya Government declares a pay out of Ksh87 million to cushion 6,000 pastoralists from the effects of drought

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The Government of Kenya, through the State Department of Livestock has announced a payout of Ksh87 million for pastoralists insured under the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP).

Speaking at a press conference on 7 March 2019 where he declared payouts for the short-rains season (October–December 2018), the cabinet secretary for Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Irrigation, Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri reiterated the Government of Kenya’s commitment towards provision of agricultural insurance targeting crop and livestock farmers across the country.

‘I wish to announce that a total of Ksh87 million will be paid out to 6,000 pastoralists from 22 insurance units in eight counties of Marsabit, Turkana, Wajir, Isiolo, Mandera, Tana River, Garissa and Samburu. These are the areas, which were severely affected by drought during the short-rains season of October–December 2018, said Hon. Kiunjuri. ‘The insurance payout is intended to provide resources for the purchase of animal feeds, provide water, procure animal…

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