Pyrethrum farmers in Nakuru have petitioned the Nakuru County Assembly to audit all assets belonging to Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya (PPCK) over misappropriation claims.
Pyrethrum Growers Association chairman, Mochache Monda wants the region’s Assembly to make public, the company’s inventory.
Monda claims the management board at Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya is irregularly leasing and selling farmers’ property.
The chairman wants the County Assembly of Nakuru to probe the company’s asset inventory and make it public to avert what he claims as fraud against farmers who have invested in hundreds of acres of land, go-downs and houses in eight pyrethrum growing counties.
He is also seeking intervention from the Agriculture committees in the National Assembly and the Senate in the matter, which he asserts may cost the sub-sector huge sums of money.
PPCK Managing Director, Paul Lolwerkoi has however denied Mochache’s allegations, calling on Governors in Pyrethrum growing areas to sustain their support in the enterprise by providing certified seeds and extension services to scale up production.
According to Mochache, the subsector has potential to generate employment opportunities for more than 2 million people.