Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe has dismissed claims by Raila Odinga that the maize shortage is man-made.
Raila on Wednesday called for the sacking of top government officials over the crisis which has led to the unavailability of flour and high prices. He called for the sacking of CSs Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution), Willy Bett (Agriculture) and Agriculture PS Richard Lesiyampe. "It is a famine created and driven by a regime of incompetence, corruption and bad politics."
But Kiraithe defended the government against the claims that it is frustrating millers who want to import maize.
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