In the sunny afternoon of Monday 31st August, Wema Centre was filled with chants of joy as the Children of Wema gathered to receive one of the heaviest Boran bulls in Kenya. The bull which weighed 620kgs, had been earlier auctioned during this year’s Mombasa International Show, and was presented to Wema Centre by Brown Ondego, the Chairman of Mombasa International Show, accompanied by Mombasa Show manager, Rosina Wasoi.
The bull had been purchased by The Governor of Mombasa County Honorable Ali Hassan Joho at a cost of Ksh 700,000 during the first ever livestock auction to be conducted at the annual trade fair. The Governor later asked the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta to donate it to his project of choice, and the President chose Wema Centre.
During the handover, Mr. Ondego said The President was pleased with the efforts and commitment of Wema Centre to serve and protect disadvantaged children of Mombasa and Kenya in general. According to Mr. Ondego, the bull is of superior and good qualities, can survive harsh weather conditions, and can be used in cross breeding. The Boran cattle are famed as the hardiest breed in Continental Africa, and are the ideal breed for grass fed beef.
Wema Centre intends to fully utilize the qualities of the Boran bull to improve milk and meat production at the Centre.
The Children of Wema wish to thank His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and our Governor Honorable Ali Hassan Joho for the BIG donation, May God Bless you abundantly!!