How KDF Takeover Restored Kenya Meat Commission (PHOTOS)

According to photos seen by Viral Tea, the new facility breathes to life a fresh aura with a more polished interior improved by ink-blue colours on its floor.

How KDF Takeover Restored Kenya Meat Commission (PHOTOS)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) in a fresh new look since the facility was taken over by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in September 2020.

Uhuru began his tour at the facility's Landhies Road depot in Nairobi on Monday, May 24, where he witnessed the new state of the art commission.

The makeover was allocated Ksh80 million in this year's budget allocation.

According to photos seen by Viral Tea, the new facility breathes to life a fresh aura with a more polished interior improved by ink-blue colours on its floor.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Center) during a tour of Kenya Meat Commission Landhies Depot on Monday, May 24, 2021. /FACEBOOK

The new changes also include an instalment of glass panels and a repaint of the walls.

The facility now has spacious rooms that were set up to host as much as 30 heads of cattle that will be slaughtered each day and have been fitted with new weighing scales hanging from rafters on the roof.

It is an upgrade from the old version of the slaughterhouse that had aged raptors and was barely keeping the meat fresh.

Prior to the launch, Defence CS Monica Juma had confirmed to the press that KDF had carried out a series of renovations over the past few months.

“From the beginning, we knew the takeover and revamp was not our usual task. We also knew from the start that failure was not an option.

"The strategic guidance to Defence ministry was to revamp operations and production with the objective of ensuring the commission’s survival,” she stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had ordered Agriculture CS Peter Munya to supervise the transfer in a process intended to save the commission from collapse. 

The move was met with uproar mostly from former Presidential aspirant and lawyer Martha Karua who condemned the move arguing that it may be a signal of change in governance and administration in Kenya. 

Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi weighed in on the matter arguing that the commission would be shielded by various Acts of Parliament from scrutiny, civilian audit and accountability.

Many Kenyans soon joined in, and in typical fashion, made a host of memes related to the KDF and the KMC while criticising the move altogether.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (third right) during a tour of Kenya Meat Commission Landhies Depot on Monday, May 24, 2021. /FACEBOOK

Outside the Kenya Meat Commission Landhies Road depot. /FACEBOOK

Entrance to the Kenya Meat Commission Landhies Road depot. /FACEBOOK

Aerial view of the Kenya Meat Commission factory in Athi River, Machakos County. /FACEBOOK