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KES 6 billion maize rots at NCPB stores

12 June 2013, 10:17

Nairobi - Business Daily reports that maize worth KES 6.6 billion is rotting in the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) stores after being infested by pests, exposing Kenyans to expensive imports in case of a famine.

In a brief to the Public Investments Committee, NCPB managing director Gideon Misoi said that the maize was going to waste for lack of fumigants, which protect the strategic grain reserve from rodents and other pests.

Misoi wen couldt on to add that NCPB could not afford the pesticides because its assets, including bank accounts, had been attached over a KES 550 million court award after their accounts were frozen and its vehicles seized by Erad Suppliers and General Contractors Limited last year.

- For more visit Business Daily

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