Ruto presides over first-ever chicken auction-Sh6m raised
Sh6m raised in first-ever chicken auction in Uasin Gishu
Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday presided over the first-ever chicken auction at Kampi Kuku at Kamagut in Uasin Gishu County.
Dressed in a white shirt, black trouser, a grey tie and a white cap written ‘Jamaa wa Kuku,’ the DP said that he had attended the event to honour those who are still involved in the business that he once engaged in.
“Chicken is a business…Even the world’s richest man Bill Gates agrees that the easiest way to eliminate poverty is through poultry keeping and because our agenda as Jubilee is to ensure we attain food security, we are keen to support this agri-business,” said DP Ruto.
Mr Ruto said that he will support the poultry farmers by allowing them to take their chicken to his slaughterhouse and use his refrigerator located at his farm to help get rid of middlemen.
“This is will enable farmers to store their chicken for a week or even a month as they wait for better prices in the market,” said Mr Ruto.
DP Ruto urged farmers to join co-operatives to rid themselves of middlemen.