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New KCC to buy milk at sh 36 per litre

New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) has announced new milk buying prices

According to the Managing Director Nixon, Sigey farmers will now sell their milk at sh 36 per litre. 

"A few months was go we were buying milk from farmers at Sh 33 per litre but we have reviewed our price to Sh 36 per litre with immediate effect for farmers who will deliver their milk to our factory across the Country," the next KCC Managing director said.

Sigey who spoke to the press in Eldoret town on Sunday said they aim to ensure that farmers get value for their money which is commensurate to their cost of production.

He further revealed that security the supply of milk to the factory has increased dramatically in the last three years.

"In the last three years we used to pay farmers Sh 700 million per year but as per now, we pay sh 2 billion per year. I call upon farmers to continue working hard by supplying us with the milk and we promise to give them the best price," Kosgey added.

He also said that they will ensure that farmers get the market for their milk.

The new KCC Managing director further applauded the National government for allocating them Sh 500 million which was used to buy excess that stabilized the milk prices.

"We are calling on the government that the funds meant to mop excess milk to convert it into powder to be increased to Sh 3 billion. This will ensure that the milk prices increase since farmers will have the market for their milk thus stable prices," he added.

He said the New KCC can convert milk into a powder since they have state of art modern facilities.

Sigey called in farmers to practice new technology for them to have more milk produced per day since the majority of them produce 7-8 litres per day which is a drop in the ocean.

"I call upon the County and National governments to come up with strategies that will sensitize farmers on the new technologies and how to increase their milk production," he said.

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