Senators claim politics behind maize policy

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Under the new policy, the ministry will also not set prices of fertiliser, seeds or any other farm inputs.
  • Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika described the new policy as “crazy” since no reasons have been given.

Senators have criticised the move by the government to stop buying maize from local farmers, saying the decision is aimed at punishing farmers for political expediency.

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