- They have now called on the government to put strict measures to curb the thefts.
- Cases of thefts of donkeys in Nakuru County have increased following the establishment of donkey abattoirs.
- Theuri urged the government to scrutinise sellers of the animals at the slaughter houses.
Farmers together with non-governmental organisations have condemned the drastic rise in the theft of donkeys within Nakuru, Narok, Baringo and Bomet counties.
They have now called on the government to put strict measures on the controversial donkey meat industry in order to end the menace.
In an event held by Farming Systems Kenya (FSK) and Brooke East Africa at Njoro Park, Nakuru to strategize on how to protect the animals from theft and torture, the three groups complained that the increasing trend in theft of donkeys is alarming the population of the animals is dwindling.
The groups complained that cases of thefts of donkeys in Nakuru County have increased from a maximum of five per month to 35 following the establishment of donkey abattoirs.
“Every now and then our organisation is receiving complaints from farmers of their donkeys having been stolen,” said Mr Raphael Kinoti, FSK CEO.