Uasin Gishu Dairy Industry Will Absorb 300,000 Liters of Milk from Farmers Daily Under My Government – Buzeki

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Billionaire businessman Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki has pledged to revive the dairy sector in Uasin Gishu County should he win in the August 9 poll.

Buzeki is seeking to be the second governor of Uasin Gishu.

He is vying for the seat, for the second time running, as an independent candidate.

Speaking during his gubernatorial campaigns in Kesses Sub County on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Buzeki said the dairy industry in the county deserves a revival.

Buzeki while on a campaign trail in Kesses on May 18, 2022.

I used to compete with other dairy farmers in Githunguri, Kiambu County, and defeat them. This is the kind of competition I am bringing to Uasin Gishu,” Buzeki told residents of Ndungulu, Matharu, and Chagayia.

The billionaire businessman once owned a milk processing company – Molo Milk, before he sold it to Brookside Dairies.

And as he seeks to succeed the outgoing county boss Jackson Mandago, the entrepreneur-turned-politician pledged to set up a milk processing plant once locals give him a green light to ascend to the highest office in the county.

“I want us to put up a dairy industry that will be absorbing 300,000 liters of milk from our farmers daily,” he said.

And since you will have the cattle and water and my government will be buying the milk, we shall have enough money to improve our livelihoods,” Buzeki added.

 

Buzeki with one of his supporters during campaigns in Kesses

Uasin Gishu is one of the counties that produce high quantities of milk, aside from maize and wheat farming.

In a bid to improve the dairy sector, the current administration has set up over 23 milk coolers in partnership with the national government.

The county plays host to the New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (New KCC), a government-funded milk processing company that buys milk from local farmers.

And with the pledge to set up a county-owned milk processing company, Buzeki believes this is a move that will improve the livelihoods of the dairy farmers.

Milk is poured into one of the coolers in Uasin Gishu.

My administration will also automate the whole process of payment in a way that farmers will be able to get affordable farm produce from cooperative societies from their payments,” he explained.

Buzeki will be facing off with Jonathan Bii Chelilim alias Koti Moja who is the UDA nominee for the gubernatorial seat.

Former Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) Chief Executive Officer William Kirwa is also in the race to succeed Mandago.

Kirwa is vying for the seat on a United Democratic Movement (UDM) party.

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