The Government is finally training its guns on maize cartels who profiteered from the scandal at National Cereals and Produce Board.
The cry and protests by maize farmers have been loud, attracting the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who only last week publicly gave a tongue lashing to his Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to either act, and do so swiftly, or face the consequences over the scandal.
Mr Kiunjuri yesterday asked Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to immediately commence the prosecution of those who have been receiving undue payments that should have gone to farmers.
He revealed that 152 people, mainly NCPB officials and unscrupulous traders, were under investigation and faced possible prosecution.
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