Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Mwangi Kiunjuri has called for the privatization of the Kenya Meat Commission.

According to the CS, the government will not pump more money in the entity, which continues to make losses.

“We are going to privatize Kenya Meat Commission. We are in the process and we are setting up a task force next week, which will comprise officials from the Privatization Commission,” the CS said in a news conference on March 6, 2019.

Affirming the decision, Livestock Principle Secretary, Harry Kimtai said that the decision to privatize the firm would boost the economy due to animal products export trade.

“We have four international slaughterhouses and we are also building additional ones in four counties. In total, we are going to have eight export slaughterhouses. KMC has had its fair share of challenges which might not be addressed in any other way other than through privatization.”

KMC joins 26 other governmental parastatals that have been marked to be converted to private entities.