Farmers in Baringo County who delivered their goats for sale at the Kimalel auction have started receiving their payment.
The disbursement exercise was flagged off on Thursday by the County Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony in Marigat town.
The cash to be disbursed to farmers is Sh16.5. This is after bank deductions and other charges from the total Sh20 million which was netted in the auction held in December last year.
Speaking during the official kick off of the disbursement exercise, Chepkwony commended the organisers for expediting payment to farmers.
He said farmers will benefit from the cash and can now be able to pay school fees for their children and meet other financial obligations.
The Deputy County Boss said the county administration will double its efforts to increase goat sales in this year’s auction by bringing on board more stakeholders.
“The best way to improve our economy is through the sale of our livestock because it is an income earner for our farmers,”he said.
In last year’s goat auction a goat traded at Sh10,000 with a total of 2,000 goats being sold.