Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives CS Hon Peter Munya has opened the National Validation Workshop for the Plant Protection Bill and Regulations at a Nairobi Hotel.
The bill seeks to protect Plant Health against new or foreign pests and setting up of an effective system to safeguard Kenya’s Agriculture and export of agricultural produce.
In his speech, CS Munya noted that over the last few years, Kenya has experienced increasing pest threats occasioned by increased movement of plant materials across it boarders that harbor pests.
The draft Bill once enacted he said, will enable Kenya meet her international plant protection convection obligations.
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