Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya is urging farmers to sell their stock to private millers and the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) that has since been commercialized to stabilize buying prices in the country.
Despite a section of leaders and farmers in the country’s maize belt regions urging the government to purchase the grain from the farmers, the government is adamant that it will not purchase any produce from them.
Agriculture CS Peter Munya says the government left the buying and selling of maize in the country to the market forces after previous activities were frequently marred with irregularities.
He however assured Kenyans that there is enough stock to last the local consumption up to the next harvest season.
He said in case of a deficit the ministry of devolution will purchase maize from NCPB and private millers to replenish the strategic food reserve.
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