The government is revising laws to block importation of cheap milk to cushion Kenyan producers.
Principal Secretary for Trade and Industrialization Amb. Johnson Weru has said the move, that will see the revocation of Kenya Trade Revenue Agencies Act, will make the recent increment in milk prices and other products by the government meaningful for the Kenyan producers who had suffered from meagre prices.
He said that they were working towards revoking the Kenya Trade Revenue Agencies Act, so that if importation of such products causes injury to the economy, then they should not be imported.
Weru said the prices of milk were increased from Ksh.17 to Ksh.34 a litre and for the government to protect Kenyan producers, it cannot continue to allow importation of more milk.
The PS who spoke in Nyandarua on Monday during the handing over of Potatoes Storage and processing plant, announced that the government would use Kshs.500 million in capacity building the farmers in the county in chemical use to improve the quality of produce in Nyandarua.
This, he said, should prepare the farmers in minimum residue levels in crops to improve their produce for exports, saying that a laboratory envisaged by the county would come in handy.