• Recently, he said millers have imported 200,000 metric tonnes of maize.
• He said that he had to personally step in and speak to millers to strike a deal in importation of 200,00 metric tonnes of maize.
President William Ruto on Wednesday visited his farm in Trans Mara to inspect progress of maize crop.
In a series of photos shared across multiple platforms, Ruto is seen holding maize stems during the inspection.
On April 9, the President also joined workers at his Eldoret farm to plant maize.
Ruto was seen doing the harrowing and helping the workers in seed planting.
Ruto has been advocating for sustainable agriculture in the country to boost food production.
It was among his first promises since he stepped into office alongside the pledge to revive the economy and provide quality infrastructure, education and healthcare services.
Recently, he said millers have imported 200,000 metric tonnes of maize against an approved 1.4 million metric tonnes.
He said that he had to personally step in and speak to millers to strike a deal in importation of the 200,00 metric tonnes of maize.
The President said the initial millers who had been given importation permits refused to do so.
"I looked for millers and sat with them, I told them to reach out to their suppliers, the people who were given licences failed to import," the President said.
Ruto spoke during a joint media interview at State House on May 14, 2023.