North Rift MPs now want the National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB) to do away with punitive requirements that they have imposed on farmers delivering their produce.
The MPs Caleb Kositany(Soy), Robert Pukose(Endebess), William Kisang(Marakwet West), Kangogo Bowen(Marakwet East) and Sammy Seroney(Nominated) said the board is frustrating maize farmers in the region.
The board has been demanding that farmers selling their maize must produce a title deed, ID card, KRA pin and a lease agreement.
However the legislators termed the move unreasonable, backward and anti-farming.
Addressing the press at parliament buildings the MPs said most farmers in the region have no title deeds and the conditions will bar them from selling their produce to NCPB.
“We want to ask the cereals board to relax the punitive requirements and buy all maize delivered by farmers,”said Kositany.
The MPs revealed that Eldoret, Ziwa, Moi’s Bridge and Kitale were the most affected depots.
At the same time the legislators demanded a comprehensive statement from Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri on subsidised fertiliser.