Following a sting operation in the last few days and nights, The Avocado Society has credible evidence to link SIGNUM EXPORTERS LTD and RIZIKI EXPORTERS LTD with about 60 tons of immature Fuerte Avocados which have been sourced from Muranga County and which they intend to export out of the country between now and midday tomorrow 5:01:2020
The Avocado Society of Kenya retariates that export of immature avocados does not only impoverish our farmers but also destroys our countries international market prospects.
The Avocado Society calls for a mutli-stakeholder inspection of these avocado consignments to certify their maturity indices for export. We invite farmers , Exporters, Government agencies and other stakeholders tomorrow at 9:00am to witness this inspection at the two companies packhouses at Embakasi area, Nairobi.
The society condems in the strongest words possible this act of corruption that is intended to enrich few individuals at the expense of many avocado farmers in the county who have placed their only hopes for a better livelihood in this crop
Muthomi Ernest, ASK CEO.