MPs want maize importation plan suspended
Friday, April 17th, 2020
By David Musundi
Members of Parliament from maize basket of Trans Nzoia have faulted the government’s plan to import maize, arguing that farmers were still holding large stocks in stores.
The MPs asked the government to put on hold the decision saying it was done without consultation with stakeholders.
Led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny, they demanded an explanation from Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and the Strategic Food Reserve Chairman Dr. Noah Wekesa on why the government is pushing for maize importation when the country has enough stock.
In an interview with the People Daily, Kuttuny claimed CS Munya's importation plans were meant to hurt the Kenyan farmers who have maize in stores.