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Outcry from farmers in Eldoret after government failed to buy their maize

16th March, 2018

Hundreds of maize farmers in the north rift were turned away with their produce by the national cereals and produce board, with the agency saying its silos are full. The farmers had lined up in their dozens waiting to deliver maize to the Eldoret NCPB depot but they were told to look for other buyers as the stores are full. This is despite the government recently saying that it was ready to buy maize to cover the shortage experienced last year. The government was forced to import maize from Mexico following an acute shortage of the grain....lets cross over to Eldoret and see if anything has changed.