DP Ruto, Anne Waiguru differ over new coffee law

Deputy President William Ruto greets Gichugu MP Gichimu Githinji as Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (right) looks on during the MP's homecoming ceremony at General Kassam Stadium, Kirinyaga, on August 18, 2018. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ms Waiguru said that the problem facing coffee was marketing.   
  • Governor Waiguru argued that doing away with middlemen was the only solution to the coffee crisis.
  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria challenged Ms Waiguru to set aside Sh1 billion for the construction of a coffee processing factory.
  • DP Ruto said the government had set aside Sh1 billion for the purchase of farm inputs for coffee farmers.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Deputy President William Ruto have clashed over the proposed ban on export of raw coffee.

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