President Kenyatta has finally delivered a special cow he gifted his Burundi counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye during his visit to Kenya in May last year.
The Mandela cow was handed to the Burundian government by Kenya’s Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya alongside 50 high-yielding dairy heifers on Thursday.
Munya also delivered other donations that Kenyatta promised to Burundi including 20,000 vaccine doses of Quodivolent against foot and mouth disease; 1.3 metric tons of maize, wheat, and Rhodes grass seeds; 1,000 pieces of tsetse traps; and 4,000 straws of semen.
The donations were received by Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Environment Deo Guide Rurema at a function in Bugendana, Gitega Province.
“…Kenya has honored its commitment to assisting Burundi to develop its agriculture, livestock, and co-cooperative sectors. The Mandela cow which His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta handed to his Burundian Counterpart His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye in Kisumu on May 31, 2021 has finally arrived in Burundi together with 50 high-yielding dairy heifers” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
During Ndayishimiye’s visit, Kenya and Rwanda signed several agreements aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations.