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Quarantine against foot-and-mouth disease on in Kisii

The county government has embarked on the second round of vaccination against the disease

In Summary

• Agriculture executive says they have to contain the situation in Nyaribari Chache and Nyaribari Masaba constituencies.

• He added that affected animals must be isolated to avoid spread. 

A farmer drives his livestock to the grazing fields.
A farmer drives his livestock to the grazing fields.
Image: FILE

The quarantine notice issued by the Kisii government two months ago to control the foot-and-mouth disease is still in force, Agriculture executive Esman Onsarigo has said.

He said they have embarked on the second round of vaccination against the disease in Nyaribari Chache and Nyaribari Masaba, where cases have been reported. 

An outbreak of the killer disease has since been reported in the neighbouring counties of Migori and Narok.

"I, therefore, order for the immediate closure of all livestock markets in the affected areas until the situation is controlled," Onsarigo said in his office.

He added that affected animals must be isolated to avoid spread. Onsarigo said the county government undertook a vaccination exercise in the Narok- Kisii, Migori-Kisii and Homabay- Kisii borders as part of preventive measures against the disease.

He was accompanied by Fisheries, Livestock and Veterinary Services chief officer Alphanus Mokaya and several directors.

(Edited by F'Orieny)