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CS Munya urges Kenyans to eat other foods, says maize was brought by colonisers

Peter Munya, the cabinet secretary for agriculture, has urged Kenyans to branch out and stop relying too much on maize flour.

On Friday, July 1, Munya stated during a speech at the Nakuru Agricultural Show that the nation is now dealing with a maize shortfall that is driving up the price of unga.

“Kenyans should not depend on maize alone. There are other food items to eat and Kenyans are farming them,” he said.

He claimed that consuming a variety of foods might improve one’s health and strength. “For us to be healthy, we need to eat different types of foods. I am not saying maize is bad. Look at a difficult situation like now. If you are using one type of food, you will have problems,” he said.

The CS further said the government is in talks with Uganda and Zambia to import maize to bridge the biting shortage between now and October.

“The new imports will not affect local production. It is just for a moment because of the drought we are experiencing as a country,” he said.

He also cautioned politicians to stop using the maize shortage to further their interests. “You find very senior people in government talking all over without offering any solution,” he said.

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