The Kenya Meat Commission has met the bulk of debts owed to livestock farmers and other suppliers since the military takeover, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
He said the management handover of the loss-making parastatal to the the Kenya Defence Forces had also led to a nearly 30 per cent increase in the number of livestock supplied to the Athi River-based meat processor.
This he said, was because farmers and other suppliers were motivated by faster payments for deliveries.
“Through the government transfer of KMC to the Ministry of Defence, we have managed to clear Sh250 million debt owed to livestock farmers. A further Sh 150 million has been allocated to clear debts to other general suppliers in this financial year,” Matiang’i said.