Siaya MCAs threaten to shut down Dominion Farm
Siaya Members of the County Assembly have threatened to destabilize Dominion Farms’ operations for allegedly accusing them of being corrupt and calling them thugs.
In a motion that took the better part of the day Thursday, the MCAs poked holes on a recent report released by the CEO of Dominion Farm, Calvin Burgess, which was tabled in the House by the West Gem MCA, Jared Abayo.
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Abayo said that the report was demeaning to the leaders of Siaya County hence the issue of Yala Swamp where Dominion Farm is located is worth discussing.
They turned the heat on Burgess for deviating from the agreement he reached with the community at the start of the venture.
The MCAs accused the investor of reneging on an earlier agreement that he would build schools, hospitals and roads.
This, according to the MCAs, was to be part of Dominion’s social contribution for being allowed to use the swamp.
The MCAs asked the concerned state authorities to punish the firm for disposing harmful chemicals into water bodies in the area.
Burgess, in a press conference last week, accused opposition leader, Raila Odinga, and some of his allies of extortion.
The investor said that in the event of failure to meet the politicians’ demands, he is threatened with violence and eviction.
But in the session, the infuriated MCAs said the CEO’s allegations amount to witch hunt, further accusing Jubilee Party of scheming to tarnish Raila’s name.
They said Raila is beyond kitchen politics and should not be subjected to react on anything about Dominion.