EU capitalizes 8b Ksh. towards developing pastoralist communities

By Christine Kamau

The European Union has invested 8 billion shillings in grants to build the capacity of pastoralists in arid and semi-arid areas to participate in the livestock value chain in efforts to wean the community from donor dependency through the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA)

Speaking, EU, head of development cooperation Perr Hubert, said the investment is intended to aid in drought risk management and building resilience programs in the ASAL communities.

Also in attendance, was cabinet secretary for devolution, Eugene Wamalwa, who said that the ASAL regions harbour important resources such as oil and the government is intended to safeguard the resources while uplifting the pastoralist communities.