In particular, the Deputy President has revealed that he has made an agreement with a number of the coastal leaders that if he becomes the president, he will bring back the growing of Cashew nuts, coconuts and bixa cash crops that have been neglected by all the previous regimes according to the Deputy President.
Ruto stated that the revival of the three cash crops was one of the contents in the agreements he signed with the leaders from the coast.
"I am told after the collapse of the Kenya cashew nut factory, squatters invaded the 350 acres of land for the factory. We will use government money to buy 500 acres in a different place to set up a new factory with modern machinery to enhance value addition to cashew nut," He stated.
Ruto spoke on Friday may 27, at the Marisa maitha grounds during the Kenya kwanza Economic Forum.
Ruto was accompanied by a host of Coast leaders, including the Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who echoed Ruto's statements.
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