Farmers count losses after disease attacks
Mr Tenai, who also has two children at university, said officials from Kenya Seed Company took soil and plant samples for analysis but had not yet come up with a solution. Members of a farmers’ cooperative society in Uasin Gishu County are a worried lot — they do not know how they will repay loans after being directed to clear their maize farms to stop the spread of a viral disease. The lethal necrosis disease has attacked maize in the region.
The disease has so far destroyed the entire plant in the village. When infected, the maize crop turns yellow, withers and then dies.
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