Ruto has slammed Kalenjin politicians who have opposed calls to farmers to
diversify to other types of farming other than maize.
Investment Summit that brought together local and international investors to
showcase investment opportunities, Ruto said time has come for North Rift
farmers to abandon maize farming for a more profitable business.
interested in diversification because you cannot put avocados in a store or you
cannot feed avocados on initiates,” Ruto said.
thinking of how to produce to go and put in a store. That is how low some
people think in our country,” Ruto added.
Rift Valley who opposed his idea that the region should substitute maize
farming with other crops including avocado and macadamia.
Joshua Kuttuny (Cherengany) and Silas Tiren (Moiben) alleged that Ruto was encouraging
farmers to drop maize production to open the market for him to import maize
The Kenyan DAILY POST