Slaughter houses in Kilifi closed indefinitely

Slaughterhouses in Kilifi County have been ordered to close and supply of red meat has been stopped following the outbreak of Rift Valley fever.

The closure comes after positive results of the disease were noted by authorities.

Chiefs have in the meantime been directed by Health Executive Anisa Omar to ensure the directives take effect immediately.

Speaking on Thursday, Anisa Omar requested veterinary, health, security and environmental management officers to ensure that everything is okay by working together as a team.

First cases of Rift Valley fever were reported in Tana River which is the main source of meat supplied in Kilifi.

Anisa was speaking during the opening of a dispensary funded by Kaysalt Company.

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Kaysalt Company is one of the largest salt producers in East Africa .Their Head Offices are located in Nairobi Kenya with their salt work, refinery and packaging distribution done in Marereni and Gongoni,sub towns of Malindi.

Sales and distribution is done from Changamwe, Mombasa with distribution depots in Nairobi and Malaba. Their products are currently available in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, DRC Congo, North Malawi and South Sudan.

The health facility funded in Kilifi was in line with their social responsibility strategy.

Anisa further said the county government has begun plans to engage investors to build Intensive Care Unit in Malindi Sub-County.

Those present during the opening were Kaysalt MD Dinesh Shikotra, deputy speaker Stanley Kenga and nominated MCA Loice Ngari.

Slavian Mwangecho
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