President William Ruto has announced a decrease in the price of fertiliser from Sh3,500 to Sh2,500.

president ruto on fertiliser prices in kenya

Speaking on Wednesday, he said the reduction has been in effect since yesterday, and 34,000 bags were sold to farmers.

Ruto said it was also the first time the fertilisers were distributed to farmers directly.

“We brought down the price of fertiliser to Sh2,500 for a 50kg bag as of yesterday. Farmers also bought 4,ooo bags yesterday which is a new record in the sale of fertiliser,” he said.

He said this showed the farmers were familiar with the importance of subsidised fertiliser.

“Upon assuming office I announced that the government will prepare farmers for the planting season that was late last year by making available 300,000 metric tonnes or six million bags subsidised fertilisers at Sh3,500 each down from Sh7,000 a bag last season,” he said.

by CYNDY ALUOCH

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