Alert Message from Marsabit County Deputy Governor Solomon Gubo on RVF

PICTURE: Some of the signs of Rift Valley Fever on camels
Following the ban on the slaughter of food animals in Wajir county, small stock from neighbouring Wajir and Mandera counties are all heading to Moyale market to cash on the festive season.
The animals especially small stocks are being ferried using all available means of transport. These included buses, probox taxis, motorbikes, Matatus and also trekking of large herds on foot.
This development is putting Marsabit County residents at higher risk than Mandera and Wajir.
A mass slaughter of livestock during the Eid celebration is likely to pose a greater risk to the people. Hence there is a need for adequate sensitization to minimize the potential risk of Rift Valley Fever outbreak.

Livestock is mainly transported from areas bordering Badanrero, Bute, Buna, Basir, Lakole, Rahmu, Daandu, Qofole and wider Wajir and Mandera county in readiness for Eid celebrations.
Areas bordering Shur, Hawaye up to Yamich equally need to observe a high level of precaution.
Human traffic has also increased between Wajir and Moyale since the rain stopped and roads are passable.
Lots of matatu in and out of Moyale to Wajir and Mandera after shopping for Ramadan and Edd festivity.
Sensitization of the population through mass media, public barazas, bulk text messages, WhatsApp, and Facebook will help in reaching the mass.
Tomorrow Thursday 14 June 2018 I will chair crises meeting with stakeholders in my office on the same.
Saum Maqbul and Ramadan Kareem!!
WRITE UP BY @Hon Solomon Gubo Riwe