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Committee calls on peaceful relocation of Kiamaiko slaughter

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Kiamaiko Slaughter House is now in the  process of moving from where its currently located Mathare constituency  to Njiru.

The move have been prompted by several  complains by sections of members of the public and National Environment Management Authority NEMA  over its questionable health state.

Agriculture committee Nairobi City county assembly  has recommended that the slaughter house be given time and relocate without being forced.

According to the committee chairman JM Komo , Kiamaiko  slaughter management has already agreed to move and they are in the process of  constructing a new  facility in Njiru.

‘‘The Kiamaiko slaughter house traders should not be  forcefully evicted and if possible lets the current slaughter house be converted to butcheries as they move out systematically.’’ Komo said.

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According to Komo 70 % of those working in the slaughter house are young people and   chasing them will lead  them resorting to crime.

‘‘The facility employs so many youths and its prudent we consider this before making any harsh move that may affect the day-day operations.’’ He added.

Meanwhile the committee has also called on the county government to move with speed and employ more veterinary officers to enhance their inspection capacity in the city a move that will see Nairobians consume healthy meat.

Last Year NEMA closed Kiamaiko slaughter house for days following questionable  hygiene but was later re-opened after it adhered to directives issued by the authority.

Other slaughter houses that are on the spot are Neema in Lucky Summer,Dandora and Njiru .