Lobbyists want Laikipia farmers compensated for lost cattle

A pastoral lobby group has given the state 21 day ultimatum to fully compensate families that lost their cattle through police shooting in Laikipia county or face legal action.

The Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC), which draws its mandate from 13 arid and semi-arid counties, said the government must pay for the damages saying the loss of the herds of cattle, the concerned families have been left vulnerable.

Led by the council Chairman Dubat Ali Amey, they said livestock contributes massively to the local economy and just like any other sector deserves government protection and empowerment and ‘not the horror that has been witnessed recently’