Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei (top) with harvested maize (below).
Posting on his Twitter wall on Saturday evening the Senator who is a close ally of the President revealed that currently, harvesting of maize is ongoing in the North Rift region.
"We are currently harvesting maize in the N. Rift we are not hoarding or hiding maize. Kenyans are patient as we harvest & deliver to the market. Next week H.E Ruto cabinet shall meet to provide a way forward on the matter as cessation of duty-free maize importation continues"
Unscrupulous traders have seized on the opportunity to import container loads of maize into the country. The rush is to benefit from the duty-free window imposed on both genetically modified and ordinary maize.
Speculation has been rife that some of the maize imports emanate from the Democratic Republic of Congo where certain senior politicians are alleged to own large tracts of maize plantations. Recently for yet-to-be-determined reasons Kenya sent heavily funded troops to intervene in the rebel situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kenyan troops in DRC.
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