Raila said despite the Opposition calling on the Jubilee administration to put in place measures to address the on-going hunger and unavailability of maize flour in the country, little has been done. “On June 7, we asked Uhuru to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans.
JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,19TH JUNE 2017-Agricultural cabinet secretary Willy Bett says necessary measures are now in place to ensure steady supply of maize a move that will ensure availability of shs 90 maize flour to Kenyans.
Agricultural CS,Willy Bett
The government on Monday assured consumers of constant supply of Sh90 maize flour ending shortage that has been witnessed in the past few days.
Willy Bett who was speaking Monday said he has already received 1.2 million bags of maize and expects another 3.2 million bags to address the shortage.
“We are going to engage the services of Standard Gauge Railway, RVR and the normal transport system to ensure the maize moves on time from the port to millers,” he said adding that the maize will be available in all parts of the country.
Bett assurance comes a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of failing to cushion Kenyans against the high cost of basic commodities.
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