PASSIONS OF MEN: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Love for Farming

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta is a busy man, shuttling within the country, hosting national guests at the State House, gracing government offices, projects, counties and abroad on foreign trips to represent the interests of Kenyans, who elected him to power.

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Away from politics and its intrigues, Caveman+ Media discovered the hidden but undisputed President Kenyatta has, that is farming. It is true that the Kenyatta’s dynasty own hundreds of hectares of land all over Kenya, if not millions, but that is a story of another day. Today, we will delve into his farm in Nakuru where he has spent a fortune of his billions and is reaping big time from his investment. For any farmer, Uhuru Kenyatta will certainly give good company, as an established modern farmer himself.

He owns a 4,000 acre Gicheha Farm in Nakuru, where he rears over 1,000 animals as a commercial modern farmer. The animals, most of them imported top breeds of cattle reared for beef and breeding are top quality and their condition are proof enough that a lot has been invested in the project and a well-run program is in place to ensure their well-being.  The animals, comprising of the Brangus, Hereford, Ankole, Borans, Sahiwals and Brahman herds  which graze in paddocks in the expansive farm.

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Other than the herd of cattle, the farm also hosts over 40 Boer goats from S.Africa for milk production, and over 200 Galla goats and Dorper sheep all kept for meat.

According to the competent and well qualified Mr. Njoroge, who is mandated with the responsibility to run and manage the farm, the expensive business venture requires thoroughness in planning, execution of daily work on feeding, animal inspection and taking records for monitoring purposes. Other than the normal grazing in the paddocks during the day, the animals are watered and feed on important minerals, salt and hay to ensure a well-balanced diet to achieve desired weighs and health status.

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Certainly, it is always a busy day at the Gicheha Farm, and the 30 employees who have to meet the expectations of their prominent employer, and take care of affairs on the farm. It is a daunting task to feed all these animals on grass, hay and animal feed. To take care of this, especially during the dry spells when dry seasons reigns, over 2,000 acres of land is set aside and Boma Rhodes grass planted and harvested as hay, for the herds.

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