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DP Ruto allies Find Themselves in trouble over NCPB Maize Scandal

Deputy President William Ruto’s allies found themselves in trouble over the Sh 2 billion National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) scandal after angry farmers accused them of involvement in the saga.

The more than 400 farmers from north rift met, with some leaders in Eldoret town yesterday,28th May,held a session that almost turned chaotic. A number of leaders were shouted down and challenged to come out clean on their complicity in the scandal.

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Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi who had previously rubbished some area MPs who had condemned the rot at NCPB was among the leaders who were heckled.

“Leave the matter with DCI and investigators to deal with it…mentioning of people’s names is what I am against,” Sudi .

Other legislators included Senator Margaret Kamar, William Chepkut (Ainabkoi), Vincent Tuwei (Mosop), Silas Tiren (Moiben) and Caleb Kositany (Soy).

Caleb Kositany was challenged to say what he knew about the scandal in which cartels were allowed to import maize and were paid, while thousands of farmers were left out.
Farmers also asked Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen to stop criticizing leaders for speaking up against the scandal.

The session took place cccat Teachers Advisory Center in Eldoret.

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The farmers argued that the leaders  had derailed and never fought for them to be paid and instead he had decided to attack fellow legislators who had been vocal in calling for stern action against those involved in stealing public money.

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