Livestock farmers in Marigat Baringo South are counting losses after their cows started dying mysteriously while grazing in one of the farms in the area on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the farmers, the cows started showing symptoms of foaming in the mouth and staggering before dropping dead in what they suspect to be poisoning.
Julius Lemartew who lost four of his cattle says that they suspect that someone with ill intent might have poisoned the cows and they are appealing to the authorities to keenly investigate what might have killed their cows which are their only source of livelihood.
He added that some farmers lost all their cows in the mysterious incident.
Baringo South sub-county veterinary officer Dr. Julius Cheruiyot called upon members of the public not to consume any meat from the dead cows since they are yet to ascertain the cause of the deaths.
While confirming the incident, Marigat police station OCS Abdulahi Maalim said that they are continuing with investigations so that they can get to the bottom of the incident.
He also revealed that they will ensure that the carcasses are burned to ashes so that it cannot tempt the locals from consuming it.
The drought situation witnessed in Baringo county has forced pastoralists to travel over 10 kilometers seeking for pasture in different parts of the county.