President William Ruto has announced a halt to the importation of wheat and maize. According to a statement given to Kenyans.co.ke, Ruto disclosed that no permits for importing these food items will be issued to millers. He emphasized that this decision aims to safeguard farmers, who are anticipated to yield a significant harvest due to the abundant rains experienced this year.
“No permits will be issued to millers to import wheat or maize into the country. President William Ruto said the move is aimed at protecting local farmers,” State House noted in a statement.
“He said the Government will only deviate from the directive if the local produce is insufficient. The President pointed out that the Government will allocate Ksh 4 billion to buy maize from farmers.”