The County Government of Uasin Gishu through the Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, distributed 125 incubators to various women groups drawn from various wards across the county.
Speaking during the flagging off ceremony at the County headquarters in Eldoret town, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Trade and Industrialization County Executive Committee Member (CECM) Dr. Emily Kogos said the initiative will uplift women group members’ economic growth.
Dr. Kogos said the county has already distributed over 474,333 chicks through the Inua Mama na Kuku program which began in 2014 and has seen over 40,000 groups benefit.
Livestock Development Chief Officer Barnabas Too together with his Agriculture counterpart Dr. Victoria Tarus urged the beneficiaries to seek advice from county agricultural officers at the ward level on how to use any drugs being administered to the chicken.
He noted that microbial resistance caused by improper use of antibiotics is among the leading causes of death in chicks.
Inua Mama na Kuku is an initiative that the county government of Uasin Gishu started in a bid to economically empower women through poultry farming.
Under the program, women groups are given chicks which they rear as one way of earning a living.