Youths should see Agriculture as a business, insists President Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing listeners at the Kenya Co-operatives Creameries factory in Eldoret
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing listeners at the Kenya Co-operatives Creameries factory in Eldoret

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the youth in Kenya to embrace dairy farming and agriculture, instead of waiting for white collar jobs. While addressing leaders, farmers, factory officials at the unveiling of the Ultra Modern Unit at the Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC) Eldoret Factory, President Kenyatta said it’s high time the youth focus on farming as a way of earning. “Look at it as a business, and through loans from the Youth Fund and other avenues put up by the government, buy cows and venture into farming,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta urged youths to embrace farming
President Uhuru Kenyatta urged youths to embrace farming

He said that the government is creating opportunities for youth to make money, “Through zero grazing also, you can help your families,” he said, adding that by practising high-quality agriculture, and by using technology, they can earn more money than those who are employed in offices.

During the commissioning, the President said that Kenya can produce sufficient milk, “As a country, we can produce a lot of milk, sufficient even for exportation,” he said, “What we lacked before was the capacity to do so, and even our factories were in a poor state.”

The UltraModern UHT milk production Unit is set to boost dairy farming in the region
The UltraModern UHT milk production Unit is set to boost dairy farming in the region

However, he warned those who may have sinister plans to use the facility for selfish gains, “I warn that we shall not accept the abuse of our farmers’ property or government money through the misuse of this facility. We shall take stringent measures to deal with whoever will try to drag us back in relation to this,” he said, adding that commissioning the ultramodern milk factory is a massive step in development.

He said that by fulfilling that step, the Jubilee government has shown that they are keen to stabilize Kenyans’ lives, something which opposition leaders couldn’t do while they were still in government, “We said we will stabilize the lives of Kenyans, that’s why we revived this company. Those who were there before us should tell us what they did to revive this company,” he said.