Pyrethrum Farmers now want President to intervene in reviving the sector

Pyrethrum Farmers from 18 counties have called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in their grievances concerning the sector.

In a press conference on Wednesday in Nakuru, the farmers said the President should stick to the Jubilee Manifesto of 2013-2017 where he promised to revive the sector.

Led by Narok Pyrethrum Famers chair Simon Ole Mburur, the famers said they have waited 4 years down the line without any development in the sector.

“We have waited for 4 years without any development in the sector and we are now calling on the President to fulfill the promise he made to revive the sector” he said.

The Farmers added that the 2015/2016 budgetary allocation of 200 million shillings to the sector was no where to be seen.

They also called on the President to ensure that he holds a meeting with 18 interim Directors who were elected to discuss some of the challenges affecting the sector.

“We would like to call on the President to ensure he meets the 18 interim Directors since and discuss various issues affecting this sector” he said.

Similar sentiments were echoed by Samuel Mwangi Maina-the Secretary Pyrethrum Farmers Association in the 18 counties.

Maina said a time has come for the sector to be taken seriously since it contributes greatly to the economy of the country.

“We have challenges in the Pyrethrum sector and thus why we are appealing to the President to step in and assist solve this problem” said Maina.

This comes even as the sector faces challenges despite the Governmnet saying it will revive the sector.

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