Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has called for the investigation of Deputy President William Ruto over the importation of maize.
Addessing a farmers meeting at TAC centre in Eldoret, Kutuny said the Deputy President was behind the importation of maize that has occasioned the current maize crisis.
“We want the government to investigate the Deputy President over the maize scandal,”said Kutuny.
He said the Deputy President is now drumming support for the shift from maize to avacado farming in the name of ‘diversification’.
“Before you tell us to move to avacoda farming, tell us what has gone wrong with maize farming,”said Kutuny.
Kutuny said the cartels imported maize even after the importation window had been closed and stocked the maize in NCPB silos. He pointed out that when the silos were declared open they were already full.
Maize farmers in the North Rift were turned away with their produce by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), with the agency saying its silos are full.
The lawmaker said it was unfortunate that the Deputy President and his footsoldiers have been intimidating leaders from the region from speaking out on the maize scandal.
“If it is about the importation of fertilizer it is cooked in his office and he knows the culprits,”added Kutuny.
He said before the Deputy President speaks about 2022,he should tell North Rift residents what he has done in the region.
“We are telling the Deputy President to shelve his ambitions and concentrate on the challenges facing the people, because it is them who matter,”he added.
Kutuny was accompanied by Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren.
The legislators were meeting farmers from the region to discuss the maize price crisis, purchase of subsidized fertilizer among other issues.