Moiben MP Silas Tiren and his Cherangany counterpart Wesley Korir have threatened to lead farmers in protest of the government’s failure to open the National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB).
Speaking in Eldoret town yesterday the legislators asked the government to open the cereals depots in a week times failure to which they will hold demonstrations.
The MPs also demanded that the NCPB depots buy maize from farmers at a price of Ksh 3,000 per a 90kg bag.
“Farmers from North Rift can’t continue to suffer, when the voted for this government ,” said Korir.
Tiren said farmers were suffering due to the delay in opening the NCPB depots.
“We asking the Government to release the money so the board can start buying maize from farmers in the next one week,”added Tiren.
Kenya Farmers Association Director Kipkorir Menjo said the continued closure of the stores has left farmers at the mercy of middlemen who are purchasing maize at throwaway prices.
“We are giving the Government one week to announce maize prices and open NCPB depots.
We won’t relent until this is implemented,” said Menjo.