MPs put Lesiyampe to task over Sh2.5bn subsidised fertiliser

Agriculture Principal Secretary Richard Lesiyampe when he appeared before Public Accounts Committee chaired by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi on June 8, 2018 at Parliament Buildings. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The lack of this vital documentation now casts doubts on whether farmers benefited from the subsidy programme.
  • The ministry contracted  NCPB to store and sell the fertiliser to smallholder farmers.  

  • This comes hot on the heels of the Sh2 billion maize scandal at NCPB.

The Ministry of Agriculture was yesterday unable to prove whether subsidised fertiliser said to have been procured in 2014 at a cost of Sh2.5 billion was received and sold to smallholder farmers as intended.

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