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Fake plastic rice enters kenyan markets

A government agency has raised the alarm over the fake rice in the market.


Tana Athi Water Services Board director Mureithi Kang’ara said unscrupulous businesspersons were sneaking plastic rice into the market, impoverishing tens of farmers growing the crop.


“Some people are bringing in fake and cheap rice and packaging it as if it is grown in Kenya, especially from Kirinyaga County irrigation schemes,” he said. Kang’ara called on the Kenya Bureau of Standards and other agencies to end the cartel killing local industries. He noted rice farmers remain poor despite bumper harvest every year due to the smuggling, adding that the government needs to empower and motivate rice farmers by providing irrigation water.

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