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Agriculture CS Reveals When Maize Will Be Imported Into The Country

Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Mithika Linturi seeks cabinet approval to import 900,000 metric tonnes of duty-free maize.

The Agriculture CS further indicated that the country will not be importing maize until February and April next year. This is seems to be a relieve to kenyan farmers who had felt the heat of maize import, important of maize will lower the price of maize in the country, and that's a blow to farmers.

The statement comes amid an uproar from Rift Valley and Western Members of Parliament who prohibited the cabinet Secretary for trade Moses Kuria over plans to import 10 million tonnes of duty-free GMO maize when local farmers are harvesting the crop.

Kuria over the weekend accused farmers from western regions and those from the North Rift of hoarding their produce hence causing a food shortage. He dared the farmers who had hoarded their maize to release the products within 72 hours whilst to that he will import maize from outside the country.

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