$0.5m ready for herders whose cat­tle were seized and auc­tioned in Tan­za­nia

The East African - - NEWS -

KENYA: The govern­ment will pay herders whose cat­tle were seized by Tan­za­nian govern­ment late last year about $400 per head in the dis­pute that nearly ig­nited diplo­matic stand­off be­tween the two coun­tries.

Di­rec­tor of Live­stock Pro­duc­tion Julius Kip­tarus said that the govern­ment has re­leased the $530,000 com­pen­sa­tion pack­age which will be paid to 22 live­stock keep­ers who lost 1,325 herds of cat­tle. He said de­lay had been caused by the due dili­gence done to en­sure the monies went to the right ben­e­fi­cia­ries..

More than 10,000 cows from Kenya Uganda and Rwanda were seized and auc­tioned in 2017.

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