Bungoma leaders in near fistfight over Nzoia Sugar


Sirisia MP John Walukhe

In Summary

  • It took the intervention of other MPs to separate the two leaders who had convened supporters for talks over the ailing sugar milling factory.
  • Farmers objected the plans saying it would lead to the death of the factory as was seen with Webuye Paper Mills.
  • Leaders against the move said it would deny local farmers a chance for ownership of the company.

A meeting ended in disarray after a fight almost ensued between two Bungoma leaders over government plans to privatise Nzoia Sugar.

Sirisia MP John Walukhe and Bungoma deputy governor Charles Ngome confronted each sparking fights between their supporters.

It took the intervention of other legislators to separate the two leaders who had convened supporters for talks over the ailing sugar milling factory.

Farmers objected the plans saying it would lead to the death of the factory as was seen with Webuye Paper Mills.

Leaders against the move said it would deny local farmers a chance for ownership of the company.

The privatisation committee is led by former Finance Minister Henry Obwocha who is touring the sugar belt region to seek the opinion of local farmers and leaders.

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