Kenya’s Deputy President launches BT cotton farming


The Senator for Uasin Gishu, Hon. Jackson Mandago (far left), Senator Kericho County,Hon. Aaron Cheruiyot (second left), The Managing Director Rivatex, Prof. Thomas Kipkurgat (third left), The Deputy President of Kenya, His Excellency Rigathi Gachagua (second right) and the MP for Aldai Constituency Hon. Kettainy at Aldai Constituency where Rivatex launched planting of Bt. Cotton in the Constituency.Photo Rivatex Company

By James Gitaka


Kenya’s Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua ,Friday graced the launch of the BT Cotton planting in Aldai Constituency by Rivatex Company.


The Company hopes more farmers will engage in the production of the raw materials to boost the company’s operations.


The Managing Director Rivatex, Prof. Thomas Kipkurgat says more than half of the cotton used at the company is imported hence raising the production cost at the Company,


“If more of our farmers will engage  in the  growth of the BT cotton   will not only  reduce the operations cost but  will ensure  more of  our  farmers  benefit  by selling the  cotton to the  company ,we  have  a  huge  demand  for  the  raw  materials, “Said Kipkurgat.


The Company has continued to engage farmers across the county to double up their efforts in the production of cotton.



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