It's true that corruption is one of the biggest threats to our economic progress. Most African nations are suffering from this disease, it has become a way of life. What really annoys is that those who plundered billions of taxpayers money will never be brought to books.
Corruption is the problem that every country is fighting to eliminate. Most developing countries are suffering from this problem, corruption. It's even at some point come to be people's normal way of life, that without corruption som cannot live. People have squandered Millions of money through this corruption.
National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB) has revealed why fertilizer prices are higher. According to the NCPB Chairman Mutea Iringo this is because of the effects of coronavirus. "Fertilizer prices have been unfavorable for the last two years has been unfavorable this is attributed to coronavirus pandemic where the production went down and currently the demand is very high because the production was low and demand high that why we have high prices of fertilizers," said Iringo.
hiWakhungu told the High Court in Nairobi yesterday that the payment was justified, even though she and her business partner, Sirisia MP John Waluke, were paid without supplying maize. Wakhungu explained the payment to Senior Counsel Paul Muite as a result of NCPB's violation of contract to furnish 40,000 tonnes of maize.Mr Muite, who was pursuing an appeal against Wakhungu's 677-year sentence for fraud, claimed the conviction was not only erroneous, but the trial as well.
The Kenya National Cereal and Produce Board on Sunday issued a scam alert on the sale and distribution of subsided fertilizer. NCPB silo. In the alert, NCPB stated: "We would like to clarify that the information being shared across the internet referring to the sale of affordable/subsidized fertilizers is fraudulent.
Days after the government announced that the government has set aside Sh5.73 billion to subsidize prices countrywide, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has supervised the distribution of these fertilizers across the Rift Valley. Taking to his social media pages, Munya said he had increased the capping of subsidized fertilizers from the earlier 10 bags per farmer to 20 bags per farmer.
The government of Kenya through the Ministry of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Dr. Peter Munya has issued a new order blocking Kenyan farmers from buying more than 10 bags of fertilizer. According to CS Peter Munya, he has informed that as the Ministry they have delivered the cheaper fertilizers to the National Cereals and Produce Board[NCPB] for access by Kenyans, however giving orders that no Kenyan farmer will be allowed to purchase more than 10 bags of Fertilizer.
Aaron Cheruiyot who is among the allies of deputy president William Ruto and UDA party today tweeted on his twitter page that A quick business idea for hustlers out there. Text Kanini Kega and inform him you are an insider in a circle of anything that is suspected to be close to UDA & it can defect.
Kenyans will have to dig deep into their pockets in order to buy maize flour from shops and supermarkets. This comes at a time when the nation is facing decrease in n maize supply which has forced the government to raise the price for maize flour. [Photo Courtesy]
Corruption is a disease that eats the country's economy slowly. Below are the top corruption scandals that Kenyans can never forget. The NCPB maize scandal. The National Cereals and Produce Board was on the spot over Ksh.1.9 Billion paid to traders who were to supply a quantity of maize at the expense of the farmers.
This planting season has been rough for many farmers. The prices of farm inputs has been high making most of them unable to afford. The prices of fertilizers in the country have been high since the year started. But the good news with fertilizers now is that the government has acted upon these high prices
Price of maize flour is expected to rise after the National Cereals and Crops Board (NCPB), increased the price of maize by Sh300 from Sh2,700 to Sh3,000 per 90kg sack. The new price will force maize flour mills to increase their purchase price from farmers so that they can get enough maize.
During a press conference, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Peter Munya stated that monies will subsidize 114,000MT (2,280,000 x 50kg bags) for farmers planting food crops. "The fertilizers will be accessible at NCPB outlets across the country starting tomorrow to ensure efficient distribution and control procedures" (Saturday).
Farmers across the country have been handed a major relief after the government subsidised the prices of fertilizers by more than half the existing price. The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has reached a new two-year partnership deal with the government to have the prices of crucial commodities reduced.
All Farmers in the country have been given a huge boost after the government subsidised the costs of fertilizers by greater than half the current market price. The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has agreed on a new two-year partnership deal with the Kenyan government to have the prices of crucial commodities decreased.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya speaks at an NCPB warehouse in Nakuru. Peter Munya, the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, and John Paul Mwirigi, the MP for Igembe South, had a verbal spat over their support for ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Munya had called a consultative meeting with farmers at Igembe Tea Factory in Igembe South Constituency, where the leaders battled.
Today the cabinet secretary of agriculture, Peter Munya, announced new fertilizer prices. The government has released over 5.7 billion as fertilizer subsidy. This will see the price of a 50kg bag of DAP drop from over Ksh 6000 to Ksh 2800. CAN which was retailing at Ksh 3900 will now go for Ksh 1950.
It has emerged that the price of maize flour is expected to rise after the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), increased the price of maize by Sh300 from Sh2,700 to Sh3,000 per 90kg sack. The new price will force maize flour millers to increase their purchase price from farmers so that they can get enough maize.
The planting season is on and farmers are up and down looking for the basic inputs to facilitate the farming processes. To their disadvantage however, Kenyan farmers have been hit hard by the skyrocketing prices of fertilizers countrywide and have been calling upon the government to come to their aid.
Maize farmers who relies on sale of cereals to the National Cereal and Produce Board are likely to earn more for the value of their maize produce if the government board implements the new buying prices for these farmers. For a long time, maize farmers have been decrying the high cost of inputs while at the same time NCPB buying their maize produce at cheaper prices.