How KPCU became the abode of thieves, charlatans

Kenya Planters Co-operative Union headquarters in Nairobi. The management ran down the agency for years. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Does the President know that some senior officials in the Agriculture ministry listen more to these cartels than to the farmers?
  • The government watched as KPCU continued to deliver milled beans to Coffee Board, which would not pay. Farmers went for years without pay — or with nothing.
  • Inside KPCU, fictitious codes were created for purposes of securing funds from the bank facility while some advances were approved without going through the Board.

There is no farmers’ institution that has been the abode of thieves and charlatans than Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU). If in doubt, ask any coffee farmer about these mountebanks.


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