Over 20 cows, 18 sheep die in suspected dam water poisoning in Makueni

Over 20 cows, 18 sheep die in suspected dam water poisoning in Makueni

At least 40 cows, sheep and goats died on Wednesday after drinking dam water that is suspected to have been poisoned in Makueni County.

More than 20 cows and 18 sheep and goats lost their lives after they allegedly drunk water from Nthambi dam at Ngaamba area in Mukaa.

Farmers and locals have been shocked by the incident, wondering why someone might have poisoned the dam yet no recent dispute existed in the area.

According to Ngaamba sub-location assistant chief Sammy Muthoka , the water source is a communal facility and no recent stand-off existed within the community around.

The Makueni County veterinary officers have already collected samples of the water and the dead animals to the laboratory for examination, to ascertain the exact cause of the ordeal.