Endebess MP Robert Pukose has asked the ministry of Agriculture to ensure seeds and fertilizer are available to farmers at affordable prices during this planting season.
On Friday, the legislature said unscrupulous businessmen have hiked the prices of maize seeds and fertilizer.
He said this can lead to few farmers planting.
Pukose spoke to the press after the burial of Kitale based clergyman Reverend Nathan Chesang.
” The Agriculture CS should intervene and lower prices of seeds and fertilizer, at the same time, the National cereals and Produce board should open and start buying maize from farmers “he said.
Pukose faulted Agriculture CS Peter Munya for failing to pick any of the new directors of Kenya seed Company from Trans Nzoia where the Company is headquartered.
He said all directors are outsiders.
“You can’t pick people from outside and yet the firm is in Trans Nzoia and more so in my constituency, this is not good at all” he complained.
Pukose, who is also a medical Doctor asked Trans Nzoia residents to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
He said it is safe.
“I was vaccinated last Tuesday. You must avoid alcohol for 45 days if you normally drink. During the 45 days, this is the time that the immune system is being developed by your body” he said.
Other leaders who attended Reverend Chesang’s burial are Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba, Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and area women representative Janet Nangabo.
Reverend Chesang was the father to politician Allan Chesang who has declared he will be vying for Trans Nzoia Senate seat in 2022.