Residents of Lokori, Turkana East Sub County, have benefited from the Turkana County Government’s livestock restocking programme.
On Thursday officials from the Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries department led by the CEC Chris Aletia Imana distributed 568 goats in Lokori ward.
The programme is aimed at improving the livelihoods of pastoralist that were affected by drought.
It targets households that lost their animals due to raids and drought, people living with disabilities, elderly and those living in extreme poverty.
During his State of County Address, Governor Josphat Nanok said the programme was one of his campaign promises.
“I promised our people who were extremely affected by droughts and other calamities that my administration will roll out restocking exercise as a form of support for losses they had encountered,”said Nanok.
He said his administration has already undertaken livestock restocking in Nakukulas where 58 households benefited with 348 shoats and in Kasepaelem, Loima Sub County where 96 households benefited with a total of 960 shoats.
The programme is also expected to be rolled out in Napak and Kibish in Turkana Central and Todonyang in Turkana North.
Governor Nanok had also disclosed that his administration will distribute 147 shoats to households in Kaakim village, Loima Sub County, who were affected by nitrite poisoning.