Kimilili MP faults proposed milk regulations

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Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa

Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa has expressed his disappointment over the proposal by the Agriculture Ministry to have dairy farmers package their milk before selling saying it is ill informed. Addressing mourners at Siuna village in his Kimilili backyard, the MP said it is unfortunate that having been voted in as a jubilee MP, such retrogressive policies can come up saying many who sell their milk locally depend on it to cater for their daily needs and do not have the capacity to repackage.

He also expressed his dissatisfaction with a similar proposal regarding the inorganic manure, which stipulated that one can’t be able to use manure in the farms as it will be against the law. He said he will oppose the policies both in parliament as well as in court saying the ordinary mwananchi cannot continue to suffer while he was elected to oversee such issues. The MP also took the opportunity to clarify on the issue that he wished death upon Raila Odinga death saying, he meant that the former premier could’ve accepted salvation and that God needs to deliver him. He said after leading a mass walk out from Ford Kenya party in 1997 which was by then led by the late Michael Wamalwa he needs to re evaluate his life.

At the same event, the chief officer in the office of Bungoma Governor Denson Barasa cautioned residents against brewing local liquor, saying it has negatively impacted on the lives of the residents. He also called upon teachers to be committed in their profession so as to deliver good results in the national examinations. Bungoma North KNUT branch chairman Patrick Siketi expressed his displeasure over the corruption incidences being witnessed in the country calling upon the relevant institutions to step up efforts in fighting graft. He said with the shortage of teachers in the country, the money being looted can be used to employ more teachers .