Donkey abattoir to feed export market

Mr Lu Donglin, the proprietor of Goldox Kenya Ltd, a newly established donkey slaughterhouse at Chemongoch in Mogotio, Baringo County shows Journalists facilities in the cold room at the factory on October 14, 2015. Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has declared Goldox Donkey Abattoir in Baringo County an export slaughterhouse, moving it a step closer to start operations. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH

What you need to know:

  • The Chemongoch abattoir has a capacity to slaughter about 100 donkeys a day with the meat expected to be exported to China.

  • The start of operations is set to create a new revenue stream for farmers who will be supplying the abattoir with the animals.

  • The construction was finished two years ago and only need to complete the process of licensing so that operations can start.

  • The company will also be breeding its own donkeys on a 100-acre piece of land to supplement animals provided by farmers.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has declared Goldox Donkey Abattoir in Baringo County an export slaughterhouse, moving it a step closer to start operations.

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