Kisumu County clears the air on claims of buying a Sh3.7 million cow

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o during a past function. [Source/Gov Anyang' Nyong'o/Twitter]

The Kisumu County leadership has come out to clear the air on claims that it bought a single Ayrshire dairy cow at Sh3.7 million.


The claims emerged following a revelation by Auditor General Edward Ouko, who on Thursday said that the county can only prove the purchase of one cow.

Speaking on Friday, county agriculture Chief Executive (CEC) Gilchrest Okuom insisted that the county bought 27 cows, contrary to Ouko's claims that the whereabouts of the 26 animals cannot be established.

He said that the county has its records proving that the animals were bought at Sh136, 900 each and distributed to five of the six sub counties.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi on Friday, he added that the animals were procured during the previous era and were supplied by Ahero Sky Top Enterprises.

He added that the exercise to avail cows to farmers is ongoing and 180 new farmers across Muhoroni, Kisumu West and Nyakatch have received their cows.

Mr Okuom, however, noted that the exercise is being done under great care to ensure that no monies are misappropriated.

He added that his office also found it hard establishing the whereabouts of the 26 cows after coming to power under new Governor Anyang' Nyong'o in 2017.

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