Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has been told off over his plan to bring back the Shamba System years after the previous governments kicked them out DP Gachagua on Saturday revealed that the government has already issued an order to have Kenyans allowed to do crop farming in forests. The second in command made the remarks while at a funeral function in Baringo County, where he revealed that the Shamba System could solve the food scarcity in Kenya
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is likely to face questions after hinting that their government is planning to allow Kenyans to grow crops inside forests. Gachagua's statements that have resulted into a heated debate across all social media platforms came during the he was talking to residents of Eldama Ravine in Baringo County where attended the burial of late Charles Kipngok who was the Deputy Governor of Baringo County.
Rigathi Gachagua's sentiments about allowing people to farm in forested lands continues to draws mixed reactions. The DP on Saturday during the burial of Nandi deputy governor promised people that they will implement a plan for people to use Kenyan forests to improve food production. "In the forest, we had Shamba System, where citizens were allocated land to plant maize while at the same time ploughing the trees.
Some Kenyans have criticized Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for saying that the new government will bring back the Shamba System and let people grow crops in the forest. DP Gachagua said that system will help fight hunger in the country at the funeral of Charles Kipng'ok, the late Deputy Governor of Baringo.
Rigathi Gachagua's views on allowing people to farm in forested areas continue to elicit conflicting responses. During the burial of Nandi deputy governor on Saturday, the DP promised the people that they would implement a plan to use Kenyan forests to improve food production. "In the forest, we had the Shamba System, where citizens were assigned land to plant maize while ploughing the trees."
Farmers who live in the forest might return to the "Shamba" farming technique, according to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. Gachagua stated that the instructions would be put into effect as soon as a new cabinet was named while speaking on Saturday at the funeral of late Baringo deputy governor Charles Kipngok in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County.