A private investor in Naivasha has volunteered to convert the water hyacinth into fertilizer
Nakuru county governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that the investor has volunteered both machinery and man power to help curb the weed menace
Speaking to the press in Naivasha Kinuthia argued that this is an initial step into curbing the spread of the weed
Kinuthia added that they had already given the investor the go ahead after a stakeholders meeting for the whole day
"The investor will present his proposal to the cabinet in the county assembly soon," he added
Governor Kinuthia said the investor was ready to incur all the costs involved in the making of the fertilizer.
He added that they were just waiting for the approval of the two County organs, so that the investor will be allowed to carry out feasibility studies in the area.
"We will give all the necessary support if the as a county of the request is successful" he added "I am impressed that even people have started making paper from the weed.” he added
If the weed can be commercially viable, then it will be good for the county,” said the governor