Unpaid dues threaten to derail Baringo's Kimalel goat auction

Goats brought for the Kimalel auction in Baringo on December 21, 2019. The once lucrative initiative is facing hardships as some people who bought goats last year are yet to pay for them, leaving herders suffering. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Some farmers are yet to be paid last year’s proceeds to the tune of more than Sh19 million.
  • During the auction, 1,749 goats were supplied for sale from all constituencies in the county.
  • The county collected more than Sh1.2 million in revenue from the sale of goats.

Started in 1986, the famous Kimalel goat auction in Baringo County, which was the brainchild of former president Daniel arap Moi, was aimed at improving livelihoods of the residents.

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.