As a result of the new Constitution adopted in Kenya in 2011, fourty-sven (47) Counties have been established following the March 2013 elections, leading to the appointment of 47 County Governors and as many county-level veterinary services.
Mrs Grace Omwega from the Nairobi OIE office (middle) handing over a parcel of OIE books to the Chairman of the Council of County Executive Officers in charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr. Stephen Oroto, while the OIE Delegate, Dr Kisa Juma Ngeiywa looks on (at left).
In an effort to align these new county veterinary services with the national Department of Veterinary Services and Kenya’s international commitments, all county governors were given electronic and hard copies of the main OIE standards and guidelines, i.e. the terrestrial and aquatic Codes and Manuals. The initiative by the Kenya OIE Delegate, Dr Kisa Juma Ngeiywa was supported by the OIE office in Nairobi and the handing over ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi.