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KVA branches

 

 RIFT VALLEY BRANCH PROFILE

The Kenya Veterinary Association – Rift Valley Branch (KVA-RVB) was founded in 2001 with its headquarters in Nakuru. KVA-RVB has a current membership of over 100 registered Veterinarians from mainly the fourteen counties of the former Rift Valley Province and some outside the region. Our members work in various institutions including Government departments, Universities and Colleges, local and international research institutions, the private sector and Non-governmental organizations. The branch also works very closely with over 500 other professionals (Diploma and Certificate Holders) involved in the Livestock industry.

Kenya Veterinary Association – Rift Valley Branch covers 14 Counties, namely: Turkana, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kericho, Bomet, Baringo, Samburu, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok & Kajiado. 

Core values:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Integrity
  3. Accountability and Transparency
  4. Equity

The Association is involved in Livestock welfare, Extension services, Disease control, Zoonotic diseases control, Research, Teaching, Formulation of livestock policies and Advocacy. We are also involved in the regulation of local and international livestock trade, mitigation against natural disasters (drought, floods, disease pandemics like Rift Valley Fever, PPR, Avian Flu) and conflict resolution arising from competition for scarce resources (water and pastures in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL)) and tribal clashes.

Recently, the Association was involved in the off-take and restocking of livestock, which was funded by the government and development partners with the sole aim of alleviating the suffering of the livestock keepers during the recent droughts. Our members have been trained on Livestock Emergency Guideline Standards (LEGS), which are international standards on emergency preparedness.

The Association organizes scientific conferences, field days and demonstrations in all the Counties on rotational basis with the most recent one being held in Kericho County.

The Association has partnered with various development partners like:

  • The Medical Practitioners on the One Health Concept to combat zoonotic diseases (i.e. Rabies)
  • Heifer Project International on Livestock Identification, Artificial Insemination and Livestock Recording
  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) during the 2007 / 2008 post-election violence (PEV) on the welfare of the displaced livestock and reconstruction of destroyed livestock facilities.

We believe in partnering with other like-minded organizations to advance the welfare of the rural livestock keepers and marginalized communities to mitigate on extreme poverty and hunger.

Background

This branch is 10 years old in its present form. Previously Western branch consisted of Western, Nyanza and Rift Valley provinces of Kenya. The current geographical scope is the 4 counties of Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga.

Our objectives are in line with the National KVA as spelt in the constitution and further melted down in the 2010-2015 strategic plans.

We have been compliant to the KVA constitution by holding AGMs, elections and presenting audited reports at branch and national level in time.

Membership

The current paid up membership is 22. There is potential to raise the numbers in western region. Our members are GOK vets, recent/fresh graduates and retirees.

Formation

The Kenya Veterinary Association – Nairobi Branch was formed in September, 2002. Its’ membership is mostly derived from veterinarians in:

  1. The Pharmaceutical Industry
  2. Private Clinics and Practitioners
  3. Institutes, Government Parastatals, Colleges and Universities
  4. Civil Service i.e. Government Employees

KVA – Nairobi   Objectives:

  • To promote the welfare of all animals especially those in slum areas.
  • To maintain the honor and dignity of the profession.
  • To further the advancement of Veterinary Science and practice i.e. professional development.
  • To organize forums where members can interact socially and network.

The Kenya Women Veterinary Association (KWVA) is a KVA branch comprising of women veterinarians who make up 10% of the veterinary professionals in Kenya. The branch was launched in 1993 and has a current membership of 72 registered members drawn from all over the country and working in various institutions including government departments, local and international research institutions, universities, the private sector and Non-governmental institutions.

The organization is a not-for-profit organization and members operate on voluntary basis deriving most of its funds from members’ subscriptions and donations from well wishers and other partners.

KWVA offices are located about 15kms West of Nairobi city, within the Department of Veterinary services headquarters.

The following are the KVA central Branch Officials as elected on the 14th February 2013 Annual General Meeting held at Roswam Hotel in Kerugoya

  1. MICHEAL.M KYALO……………………………………..CHAIRMAN
  2. WILLIAM M. IMPWII……………………………………..SNR. VICE -CHAIRMAN
  3. JOSPHAT M. WANGURU……………………………….VICE CHAIRMAN
  4. DR KIARAGO S.NJERU………………………………….HON.SECRETARY
  5. DR DANIEL.M MUTURI…………………………………..ASS.HON SECRETARY
  6. DR INNOCENT M. MWALANIA…………………………HON.TREASURER
  7. DR JANET M. MUTHUSI…………………………………ASS.HON TREASURER
  8. DR STANLEY M. ITONGA……………………………….COMMITTEE MEMBER
  9. DR JOSEPH M. GICHOMO……………………………..COMMITTEE MEMBER
  10. DR JULIUS G. MAINA…………………………………….COMMITTEE MEMBER

The following are the office bearers for KVA Eastern 2013/2014 

  • Dr. Joseph Muriira…………………..Chairman
  • Dr. Daniel Kisee………………………Senior Vice Chairman
  • Dr. Benard Chege……………………Jnr. Vice Chairman
  • Dr.Jane Mutuku……………………….Secretary
  • Dr. Timothy Wambua………………..Assistant Secretary
  • Dr. Anisia Muriuki…………………….Treasurer
  • Dr. Carolibe Muneri………………….Committee member
  • Dr.P.S Gathayo………………………..Committee member
  • Dr. Mugambe E.S…………………….Committee member

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