Baringo Central MP Joshua Kandie has fought back claims by a section of residents that he has teamed up with MPs fighting Deputy President William Ruto.
The MP had last week joined his North Rift counterparts; Joshua Kutuny(Cherangany), Alfred Keter(Nandi Hills) and Silas Tiren(Moiben) to issue a presser at parliament buildings, rejecting the KSh 2300 maize price.
Speaking over the weekend, Kandie said he was fighting for the rights of farmers and has not joined a new political axis as it is being alleged.
Kandie, who was elected on a Maendeleo Chap Chap(MCC) ticket, said claims that he is fighting the Deputy President with MPs from the region, labelled as rebels, were untrue. He pointed out that he was just doing his job as an elected representative of the people.
“We were elected to represent our people and that is what I am doing, the rights of farmers do not belong to any political affiliation,” said Kandie.
The lawmaker said the KSh 2,300 price approved by Cabinet is too low and asked the National Government to still review it.
Addressing the press on Friday, Kandie, Kutuny, Tiren and Keter described the government offer as far below the cost of production and an insult to millions of maize farmers in the country.
They vowed to rally farmers to reject the approved new price.