IEBC CEO Chiloba retreats to farming in Trans Nzoia
Journalists recently visited Chiloba for a chat on farm located in Kwanza, Trans-Nzoia County. The IEBC Chief Executive has decided to embark on agribusiness as he battles his forced leave in court.
Don’t think Chiloba is idle. I’m busy in the village. I have much peace here. I am so tired of the noises out there. My target is to transform this piece of land into something more productive, – Chiloba.
Mr Chiloba says he has planted 600 passion-fruit trees, 500 tissue culture bananas, 100 avocado trees and 340 coffee trees plus a number of indigenous trees.
The IEBC CEO said he would lead by example on matters agriculture, saying he would like other people to emulate him. He said the area Governor Patrick Khaemba and agricultural experts from the region were emphasizing on growing of high-value crops that will withstand challenges of weather, pests and diseases.
I want to make the farm a model for the community and my desire is to make residents transform their lives through agri-business instead of relying on maize, which has become valueless and frustrated most farmers, he said.
He said he will not only focus on developing his farm but also on giving back to the community as their son. On his career, the CEO believes his ambitions to rise higher were still on course, saying he was still young and energetic,
Luhya leaders taken issue with ongoing battle between Mr Chiloba and Mr Chebukati.
The two are our sons. Why are they fighting? This position was meant for the Luhya community today and if the body was to be disbanded today we will not get the appointment again – Mr Joshua Werunga the Trans-Nzoia County Assembly Speaker.
Mr Chiloba bowed In October 2017 to pressure and took a three-week break during the repeat presidential elections.