The Star (Nairobi)

20 December 2012

Kenya: Taita Aspirant to Revamp Agriculture

A Taita Taveta governor aspirant has promised to revive the once booming agricultural industry in the region if elected governor. John Mruttu said that if elected, he will give agriculture priority because of the high potential of the region.

"We should not complain of food shortage in this county when we boast of a lot of irrigation water and fertile soils that are not being utilised for proper agricultural activities," he said.

Speaking to the Star, Mruttu promised to revive dying agricultural industries. "Agricultural industries will create employment among our unemployed youth. We can also start fruit canning industries because we have enough fruits in this region," he said.

Mruttu will face Central Bank former deputy governor Jacinta Mwatela, Elijah Mwandoe, former ambassador Mwanyengela Ngali, former DC Wisdom Mwamburi and Sofie Kibai.

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