Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has urged farmers to shun leaders dragging politics into the maize farming.
Kositany says such leaders are only seeking political relevance while also claiming that they have been ‘hired’ to taint the name of Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking in Soy on Saturday, the MP who is a close ally of DP Ruto further unleashed a veiled attack to some political leaders in the North Rift whom he said were fighting the DP in the pretence of representing the interest of the farmers.
“Don’t be diverted by the leaders going round in the name of defending farmers. We are working along with the national government to ensure that the interests of farmers are put into consideration. Please give us time, soon maize prices will be increased,” Kositany said.
He also asked the locals to support Ruto's ambition to be the fifth president of Kenya arguing that individuals trying to scuttle his bid are just selfish.
Ruto has faced it rough in his backyard with a section of politicians led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny, Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills) and Moiben's Silas Tiren linking him to farmers woes.
This follows last seasons delays in the release of funds for farmers who supplied maize to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
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