Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Monday surprised poor farmers. This is after he flew them abroad to negotiate better deals.

Gachagua and the farmers touched down in the Medellin City of Colombia yesterday ahead of an upcoming coffee stakeholder’s meeting. 

Flanked by coffee farmers, Gachagua will grace the Coffee Producers and Roasters Forum scheduled to be held in the South American country. 

He noted that the trip was driven by his office’s mission to improve the income generated by farmers.

“I have arrived in Bogota, Colombia, with my delegation, which includes farmers, ahead of the Coffee Producers and Roasters Forum in Medellin City in our quest to promote our coffee for better earnings to the farmer. Coffee reforms are steadily on track,” announced the DP.

“Our farmers must earn what they deserve – more money in their pockets. One of the strategies of doing so is engaging high-value markets for better prices.”

Part of the negotiations will involve high-level business forums and bilateral engagements with Colombia Vice President Francia Marquez.

Colombia is among the big consumers of coffee worldwide, with an estimated per capita consumption of 2.8 kilogrammes, a 40 per cent increase from 2.0 kilogrammes.

In May 2023, Gachagua announced that Kenya would seek to boost agricultural ties with Colombia.

At the time, Marquez had visited Kenya in an effort to work together in looking for ways to strengthen the coffee industry in Kenya.

Gachagua’s latest trip forms part of his plan to reform the Kenyan coffee sector he claims has been infiltrated by cartels.


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  1. Gachagua the flower girl is tribalist if you really want to help farmers why a you choosing certain community,does it mean only in certain parts of Kenya coffee or tea grows,wastege of tax payeers money,time and resources,I told you Zakayo Ruto and his flower girl every thing that you two idiots do or touch it dies no progress and credibility you failed Kenyans economically, mentally and physically every where you go it’s total rejection and feared because you simply don’t think on how to lead your citizens in progressive way,self centered leaders and poor in leadership they don’t think outside the box,thieves and wolves on sheep skin taxing your citizens from there on salaries first time biggest history all over the world Zakayo Ruto your leadership is falling like the tower of Babel it has beggan and worst is coming,If I am to choose between “sleeping” and “being part of Zakayo Ruto and his flower girl gachagua leadership that pursues irrelevant agenda”, I will choose “sleeping”. Chasing of irrelevant agenda by Hawa wajinga Zakayo Ruto and his regime leadership sect totally confused government institutions and parastatals is what made Nelson Mandela to call it “Long Walk to Freedom! I will sleep not to be involved with this idiots, your citizens are committing suicides,infant thrown in to the gaberges and spouse against spouses my your son’s and daughters be cursed,If the problems you have this year are the same problems you had last year, then you are not a leader. You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved by military coup or citizens themselves to resist against the gluttony government slavery.

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