A video of farmers and elders in Rift Valley reading riots act to their Rift leaders led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has gone viral.
In the video attached below, the farmers warned Rift Valley leaders allied to Jubilee of their hubris and that come 2022, they will send them all back home.
“Na wale wanatukula wakijiita ma cartel ni wetu, sio akina Orengo, Weta ni nyinyi Murkomen na nilisoma na baba yako 1954,’ one elder is heard saying.
— Vinny Radak (@radakv) September 28, 2018
The furious farmers lectured senators who had attended a meeting in Uasin Gishu to seek solutions for the maize crisis.
They accused politicians of being part of cartels and liars because they have not addressed their problems.
The leaders were left speechless as farmers said politicians were using them for their own political gain.
“You politicians your days are numbered. It is better to die than die than to live in Kenya. Small children are playing us,” one farmer said.
Another farmer sarcastically praised them for earning Sh1 million and educating the kids abroad yet farmers are unable to take their children to school.
“We suspect that you politicians are the biggest cartels. That is the truth of the matter, why not name the people behind the Mexico maize?” he asked.
On Friday, the government through the Ministry of Devolution made a fresh promise to farmers that they will be paid their dues from Monday next week.
Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa regretted the delays, which he attributed to the absence of a substantive Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) board and verification of farmers.
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