Residents of Kakamega County have been challenged to diversify their farming activities. Speaking in Mumias West at Boma grounds during a ceremony to allocate 40 groups 4,000 chicks across the subcounty, Kakamega County Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Kutima asked the locals to embrace projects initiated by the government alongside sugarcane farming. Some of these projects are the on-going indigenous poultry farming where 10 groups per ward are getting 100 chicks from the county government, one cow initiative program, fish farming and many more. Among the groups that received chicks today were youths, persons with physical challenges, widows and persons with hearing impairment. The government will distribute chicks in all the 60 wards.
Professor Kutima reminded Kakamega County residents to take voters cards in readiness for the forthcoming General Election. The voter registration exercise is currently on-going across the county despite low turnout. The Deputy Governor’s sentiments were echoed by Deputy County Commissioner Philip Soi who encouraged the residents to engage one another and get registered as voters in Kenya.