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Drought-prone Turkana banks on livestock, fisheries to turn fortunes

"The community has a deep attachment to cattle and even those who fish are considered poor. But when there is drought, the pastoralist community heads to the lake for survival "

Turkana County Government is banking on livestock and fisheries through value addition to lift living standards of its people. Despite abundant resources that Turkana County boasts, it is one of the poorest regions in the country. The ravaging starvation does not help matters. Livestock and fisheries are the mainstay of the community with the potential running into billions of shillings. Within this backdrop though are efforts by the County and other development organisations to meaningfully utilise the two main economic activities.

Top on the agenda is to strengthen market-based approaches to the local resources and increase their revenue streams for improved livelihoods. County Pastoral Economy and Fisheries Minister Christopher Ekuwom said that his docket has rolled out plans to ensure that the sector thrives to the advantage of the community.

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