A section of Muranga County residents has issued a 14 day ultimatum to the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to withdraw and review the proposed Livestock Bill 2019 which they claim was draconian.
According to the residents, a section of the proposed bill that requires a producer or a trader to register for a license to operate in the livestock industry was archaic.
They have threatened to take legal action if the CS does not heed their demands.
According to the farmers, the proposed law calls for a fine or a jail term on anyone who will fail to register their animals.
The farmers have subsequently, a two weeks ultimatum to the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to review the proposed Livestock Bill 2019.
Speaking in Muranga town, the Stakeholders cited some articles in the proposed bill which they claim are draconian and colonial.
They have threatened to take legal action if the CS does not withdraw the proposed.
The farmers accused the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary for rushing the bill to parliament without conducting public participation.
Meanwhile, a farmer in Moi’s Bridge is counting losses after his sheep were attacked in his yard and killed by suspected wild animal.