DAP-K leaders oppose privatisation of Nzoia Sugar Company

DAP-K leaders oppose privatisation of Nzoia Sugar Company

DAP-K Deputy Party Leader Wafula Wamunyinyi (left) and Party Leader Eugene Wamalwa (Right). Photo:DAP-K/X

Leaders from Western Kenya region have strongly opposed the privatisation of Nzoia Sugar Company, citing lack of public participation.

Led by DAP-K Party Leader Eugene Wamalwa, Deputy Party Leader Wafula Wamunyinyi, the leaders accused the Kenya Kwanza administration of going against their campaign promise of reviving the company and resorting to leasing it for fifty years.

“We have refused privatisation without parliamentary oversight. Azimio got court orders to stop privatisation. They plan to buy Nzoia (Sugar Company),” Wamalwa said.

Speaking in Bungoma after receiving politician Zachariah Barasa to the DAP-K Party after he ditched UDA, the leaders vowed not to allow the government to turn against their election pledges including paying farmers, and installing new machines.

“We are surprised that those who promised to buy new machines in Nzoia (Sugar Company), clear debts and pay farmers have not done so yet. Now they want to sell Nzoia, I am sure farmers have not been consulted,” Wamunyinyi said.

Wamalwa at the same time told President William Ruto to respect the Judiciary, accusing him of trying to bulldoze it in an effort to implement the affordable housing project.

“They have started using Housing project to grab land,” Wamalwa said, accusing government officials of plans to grab Bungoma Airstrip land through the Affordable Housing project.

The leaders also took issue with the ever increasing tax imposed on Kenyans saying it's unbearable to ordinary Kenyans.



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