Speaking recently at State House when he hosted over 3000 youths, President Uhuru insinuated that most collapsed during DP Ruto’s reign as the agriculture minister in the President Kibaki administration.
The Head of State wondered why Ruto and his team are criticizing his government after failing to revive the agriculture sector when they were in charge.
“We have had also in this country ministers in charge of Agriculture. Today am being lectured about the collapse of Mumias Sugar, about the collapse of Nzoia Sugar…Was I there when those things were collapsing!” President Uhuru posed as youths shouted Ruto’s name.
“Those who are accusing me, ask yourself where were they when those companies were collapsing,” President Uhuru said.
President Uhuru also defended his decision to place KMC under military management saying previously it was docked with inefficiency.
The president retaliated that his government has done a lot in uplifting the lives of farmers across the country.
“Go today to Mwea where people were throwing away their rice, we are now expanding that rice project. Today our prison, military, our police, and even government are buying rice from Mwea,” Uhuru said.
While on the tour of the Western region recently, Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza brigade accused Uhuru’s administration of doing nothing as key companies in the Western region were collapsing.
The second in command and his team have pledged to revive the sugar industry through their bottom-up economic model if they win the August 9 General Election.