Potato prices drop to Sh500 a bag, as crops rot in Marakwet.

Farmers in Marakwet have complained about the sudden drop in potato prices in the area as they urge the Elgeyo Marakwet county to secure a market for them.

The prices dropped from Sh3,000 per 50kg bag in December 2016 to Sh500 per bag this month.

Lelan MCA-elect Vincent Tanui yesterday said businessmen stopped buying during the election period.

Tanui urged the county to find alternative markets for farmers.

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