Governor Charity Ngilu in her speech which was delivered by CECM Muthusi thanked the Apiculture Platform of Kenya, the National Government, partners, key stakeholders, and other members who were following online, for choosing Kitui County to hold the 3rd World Bee day Celebrations, after holding the same event in West Pokot and Nairobi Counties in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
“So far, my Government has mobilized and organized Beekeepers into Cooperative Societies and trained Trainers of Trainees(TOT), who have continuously trained others within their respective Cooperative societies and their immediate neighborhood.” Part of the speech reads.
Governor added that Kitui County Government has trained Beekeepers on how to make modern Beehives and Queen breeding techniques and gave them beautiful Bee suits made locally at Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC).
CECM Muthusi added that Kitui County has more than 5,000 Beekeepers with more than 150,000 Beehives and 10 Bee Cooperative Societies.
The ceremony was graced by the Livestock Director Mr. Bashir Elmi who was representing the Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development.
Among the key partners was Trocaire Kenya led by the Director of Programs Wamunyu Manyara, Caritas Kitui, Caritas Meru, and Order of St. Augustine( OSA)- Ishiara.
Also present was the chairman of Kenya Apiculture Platform Dr. Stephen Kagio, Kitui Value Chain Specialist Dr. Temi Mutia, and the County Director of Livestock and Apiculture Dr. Josephat Maluki among other County and National Government officers.
Article by Governor’s media team.