Jubilee politician reveals 5 Kenyan families behind maize shortage
There are people behind this, the crisis in an artificial one
Mututho, who lost in the Jubilee primaries to one Lee Kinyanjui, mentioned that the families were involved in fabricating the prices leading to the current crisis in the country.
“The five are manipulating the prices of flour despite Parliament passing the Monopolies Act. It's time the Agriculture CS took action,” Mututho was quoted.
The former Agriculture committee chairman and Naivasha MP divulged that during his time in Parliament the same families were behind maize scandal.
Mututho, who was previously the chairman NACADA highlighted that the shortage was an artificial one, perpetrated by cartels of traders and millers.
However, he remained tight-lipped on the identity of the families behind the shortage.
“When I was in Parliament the same cartel was responsible for hoarding the commodity and later releasing it to the market at a high price,” he noted.
During the Jubilee primaries, Mututho garnered 30,487 votes while Mr. Kinyanju, who was handed the party’s ticket got a whopping 216,387 votes.
The former lawmaker has since announced that he will be vying as an independent candidate.
At the same time, the Government on Monday announced that the Unga prices had been subsidised. This pushed the prices to Sh90 for a 2 Kg packet of Unga and Sh47 to a 1 Kg packet.
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