Nyandarua County Commissioner Mr. Boaz Cherutich has cautioned meat brokers and rogue meat inspectors against trading in uninspected meat saying their days were numbered.
While raising alarm over the increase in cattle theft in the region, Cherutich said administrators were on lookout to ensure no animals nor carcases were transported without a permit.
“The cartels are buying emaciated and sick cattle for meat. They slaughter them at night and transport the meat to Burma market in Nairobi for sale to unsuspecting meat lovers,” noted Cherutich.
He said he would marshal veterinary officers in Nairobi and other counties to help in wiping out the cartel.
The commissioner regretted that though the recently stolen 14 cattle were later found slaughtered, investigations had unearthed the cartel.
“The county governor has promised to partner with us so that the rogue meat inspectors are wiped away and only accredited officers are allowed in the trade,” said Cherutich.
A fortnight ago, the commissioner banned the transportation of livestock and carcasses at night.
The residents have lamented over the ban saying they risked losing business as their meat arrived at its destination late and stale.
By Anne Sabuni