The National potato council of Kenya, has arrived at an agreement with america based fast food chain KFC. Both parties have agreed on a variety of potatoes that farmers can plant in order to access the KFC Market.
This agreement comes weeks after Kenyans took to social media to express their anger with fast food franchise. KFC imports all its potatoes from outside the country with most of them coming from Egypt and south Africa.
Both The national Potato council of Kenya and KFC have arrived at a variety identified as markies. this variety according to the popular fast food joint is the one they use. KFC unlike other fast food joints doesn’t buy its potatoes raw but actually prefers them peeled , cut to chips size and frozen. According to the NPCK there is no entity that current does that kind of work in Kenya.
NPCK CEO Wachira Kauongo indicated that they are in the process of looking for individuals and companies with the capacity to invest in that line of work. A company requires to have the requisite Cold storage facilities, Machine cutters and peelers in order to produce the standards that KFC wants.
Interested parties in establish such kind of a processor will benefit greatly from the enterprise as they will the go to source for all KFC potatoes in the region. Since the onset of the scandal KFC has expressed its plans to expand it branches in order to cover the whole east African region.
With Kenya being the economic power house in the region one would only expect the Restaurant to base it regions headquarters in Kenya.