President William Ruto’s daughter, Charlene Ruto, volunteered to be a patron in mobilising the youth in Murang’a County to embrace coffee farming.
The county’s deputy governor, Stephen Munania, on Friday, December 16, announced that he will partner with Charlene to ensure the youth reap from the lucrative business.
“H.E Charlene Ruto and I will be patrons of this demo farm where we will progressively engage youths from crop growth stage to harvesting.
“I will not relent until the young people have benefited from this project supported by all well-wishers,” the deputy governor announced.
Charlene Ruto at Daystar University on Saturday, December 10, 2022
Munania spoke at the Murang’a County Youth in Coffee Agribusiness Initiative launch at Ikundu Farm, Maragua Sub County.
“We are focused to be part of a government that is dedicated to promoting Agriculture and uplifting youths as well as sensitising them to embrace new modern farming techniques,” he stated.
In addition, the deputy governor stated that as patrons, they will frequently monitor the progress of this project from different sub counties in different societies.
“Murang’a County coffee has the potential to grow to a Ksh25 billion sector, this is the beginning of the Coffee Revitalization agenda that puts the youth at the center of growth,” the deputy governor announced.
According to the deputy governor, by June 2023, youths in coffee farming get Ksh100 per kilogram.
“This is the only way we can create jobs and wealth for our youth and future generations,” he declared.
This initiative was established through the partnership between the Murang’a Farmers Co-Operative Union (MFCU) and the New KPCU under the county governor, Irungu Kang’ata.
MFCU also provided a two-acre farm that will be used as a demonstration farm where dedicated agronomists will conduct frequent training and workshops in conjunction with the other partners.
Murang’a County Governor Irungu Kang’ata during Jamhuri Day celebrations on Monday, December 12, 2022