June 24, 2024
Victim Of Gov't's Fake Fertilizer Confronts President Ruto In The United States

Victim Of Gov’t’s Fake Fertilizer Confronts President Ruto In The United States

On Wednesday, May 22, a Kenyan man addressed President William Ruto, demanding reimbursement for spending Ksh250,000 on reportedly fraudulent fertiliser.

The Kenyan living in the United States expressed his discontent after being given the opportunity to address the president during the latter’s meeting with a group of Kenyans in the United States.

While expressing his dilemma, the man stated that he was a farmer from Narok County living in the United States who purchased the fertilizer from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) only to discover it was counterfeit.

“I am a diaspora farmer and I do a lot of acreages of wheat and this planting season I lost Ksh250,000 on fake fertiliser and we are suffering,” the man narrated.

According to the farmer, after spending a large sum of money, he has yet to get any reimbursement from the government as promised.

“I am not sure if the government knows or the government is a party to it because I am trying to fight for my refund,” the man added.

Ruto, who addressed the issue, stated that the government had already implemented a compensation system for those farmers affected by the problem.

According to the Head of State, the reimbursement will be free and provided as soon as possible after registration.

“We asked every farmer who bought fertiliser that was identified not to be good to register and 7,000 registered,” Ruto clarified.

“Already we have begun compensation and you will get equivalent fertiliser without having to pay, It will be free of charge,” the head of state added.

Ruto further stated that key officials at the NCPB had already been arrested and were awaiting prosecution once the investigations were completed.

“We have taken the Managing Director of Cereals Board out of office and all his team to court and we are going to deal with them decisively we are going to deal with the crooks,” Ruto stated.

Victim Of Gov’t’s Fake Fertilizer Confronts President Ruto In The United States

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