In Kenya, the domestic market consists of primary, secondary and terminal markets. Stock changes hands once or twice before reaching the terminal markets. For example, the primary market is Moyale-Nairobi, while the secondary is Mandera-Garissa-Nairobi or Turkana-Eldoret-Nairobi. However, the terminal market is Mandera-Wajir-Garissa-Nairobi.
The main supplies of stock to Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi and other terminal markets are Marsabit, Moyale, Laikipia, Garissa, Kuria, Kajiado, Narok, Machakos, Isiolo, Nakuru, Migori and Mandera for cattle. For goats, the supplies are from Marsabit, Moyale, Clarissa, Kajiado, Turkana, Machakos and Mandera. Camels are sup-plied from Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo and Moyale.
The market for livestock supplies is increasingly expanding locally and regionally. Nearly all cattle bought at Moyale and some cattle and goats purchased at Mandera originate from the Borana and Somali regions of Ethiopia. Small numbers of cattle from South Sudan and the south-western part of Ethiopia are routed to Eldoret and Nairobi through Lokichogio and Lodwar.
A significant proportion in the Garissa market comes from Somalia. Similarly, livestock from Tanzania is routed through Kuria and Migori and to markets in Nairobi.
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