Kenya is staring at a crisis in the dairy sector following a prolonged shortage of foot and mouth vaccine, even as some counties have put in place quarantine measures to prevent the movement of animals.
The shortage, which has been there for months, has been blamed on the quarantine that limited access to animals from which to extract the vaccine material.
Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai said the production at the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (Kevevapi) has started, but veterinary doctors have said there was nothing taking place.
“The restricted movement of animals from which we could extract the vaccine is hindering production,” said Mr Kimutai.
The stalled vaccine production has also affected other Eastern Africa countries, which rely on Kevevapi for the supply of the crucial drugs.”