Meat alert after theft of 32 test cows

December 23, 2011 3:26 pm
Nairobi residents urged to be on the look out for 32 experimental cows stolen from Veterinary vaccines institute /FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 23- The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) has raised a red flag over the possible sale of poisonous meat after 32 of their experimental heifers were stolen on Thursday.

KEVEVAPI Chief Executive Officer Dr Geoffrey Muttai said on Friday that the heifers for their vaccine research work went missing on Thursday night from their holding grounds in Industrial Area.

“KEVEVAPI wishes to sent an alert and inform the general public that 32 experimental heifers/steers for research work went missing on the night of 22 December 2011 from their holding grounds at INDUSTRIAL AREA, OFF –Enterprise, on Road A,” Muttai said in a statement.

Muttai is advising the public that the animals should not be mixed with other livestock and are not fit for human consumption.

He says the missing animals can be easily identified as they have ear tags with numbers.

The CEO is appealing to anyone with information that could lead to their recovery to contact his office, nearest police station or the Area Chief.

They can also call the Industrial Area Police on telephone numbers: 020-541950, 2724154, and 0721 062 999 or the Managing Director, KEVEVAPI on 020 3540071; 020-2174418 or 0724 651 895.


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