THE CASE OF THE WILDEBEEST
Kenyan veterinarians have said that claims that cows from Kenya would spread disease in Tanzania are incorrect. “We do common interventions along the border with Uganda and Tanzania to prevent disease. There was absolutely no risk from the Kenyan animals,” the honorary secretary of the Kenya Veterinary Association Kenneth Wameyo said. Millions of wildebeest move between the two countries every year. “When it comes to cattle, they rush to claim there will be diseases, yet we have millions of other animals that feed on plants, like the wildebeest that cross from Kenya to Tanzania, and they have no problem with that,” Mr Wameyo said. He advised the two countries to seek more diplomatic ways of handling the situation.