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Moses Kuria Issues A 72 hrs Ultimatum To Farmers Over This Ahead of Ruto's Cabinet Meeting

Farmers were given a deadline by Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria ahead of a Cabinet meeting that would be presided over by President William Ruto.

In a speech to the residents of Trans Nzoia on Saturday, November 26, the CS issued farmers a 72-hour deadline to give up their corn and accused them of hoarding.

He said the farmers have barely 72 hours to surrender the corn before the November 29 meeting.

Whether to import maize or buy it from farmers will depend on the outcome of the cabinet meeting, according to the CS.

"An action plan will be presented to us at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. We will release (the maize) if that is the instruction.

"You have 72 hours to release the maize before the Cabinet meeting. I see you've started distributing the corn, and I like that "remarked Kuria.

He continued by saying that while the state was motivated to stop deaths brought on by hunger, the decision to import maize was also impacted by the current drought.

"We don't want to be doing what we are doing now. We simply don't want anyone to die from hunger because both this generation and the one after us will hold us accountable "He added.

Caleb Amisi, a participant and Saboti lawmaker, defended Trans Nzoia farmers' assertion that their county is the country's breadbasket.

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