this plant has so many uses, a big chunk of kenya counties are in asal regions where this plant can be of great use, even to eliminate hunger, it can be eaten. agriculture is a devolved function asal counties should be championing for more revenues so that they can pump more money into research especially agriculture so that in the near future, they can equally fund the central government but , they want more revenues to loot.
cactus is eaten in mexico, yet we import maize from mexico. Also it has numerous health benefits, the asal counties can monetize them
even if the species that is endemic in kenya is poisonous , they can simply import the mexican species, even maize was not originally grown in kenya.