The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) chairman Geoffrey King’ang’i has assured the nation that the maize available in the various depots is fit for human consumption. King’ang’i spoke this yesterday when he visited the Eldoret NCPB depot.
He pointed an accusing finger to millers and cartels whom he said were misinforming the public on the quality of the maize in store. The chairman revealed that the maize in the depots is two years old contrary to claims that it has been in store for over five years.
“Let me assure Kenyans our maize is fit for human consumption. They should ignore sentiments attributed to the millers, claiming the maize is discolored and prone to attack by weevils,” he said.
The millers had in the few weeks ago announced that they will not buy maize from NCPB as most of it had been affected by weevils and high levels of aflatoxin. They cited the maize from Eldoret, Moi’s Bridge and Ainabkoi depots as the most affected.