Kenya Kwanza Alliance Principal Moses Wetang’ula has called on Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga to stop campaigns of lies and tricks about the revival of stalled sugar companies.

Addressing the press in Bungoma yesterday, Wetang’ula blasted Raila over his sentiments on the revival of Mumias sugar and other firms in the death bed.

“I heard Raila while campaigning in Western region that when he gets into office he will revive our sugar industries, which hogwash is this?, stop lies during your campaigns, majority of sugar industries have stalled,” said the Bungoma senator.

The Ford Kenya party leader blamed Raila as part of the problems in the sugar sector because his name was widely mentioned in the stalling of Mumias sugar company.

Wetang’ula stated that Raila is literary the co-president of Kenya today and he should tell Kenyans what the government he co-owns and co runs can do to deal with the problems facing the sugar sector.

“You stood up in Kakamega two months and held the hand of person of Asian origin whom you said would revive Mumias sugar company but nothing so far, no amount of tricks and lies can make us trust in your words,” he said.

He added, “We can’t resolve the problems in the sugar sector by using the same tricks to revive them, you have been part of problems that cost them,”.

He stated that being literary the deputy president, no amount of tricks and fake promises can solve the problems in the sugar factory to earn him Azimio votes.

Wetang’ula explained that as Kenya Kwanza leaders they have a blue print that will help in the revival of the sugar industries once they ascent to power.

“We have a blue print for economic revival that we will roll out after taking over power in the August 9, 2022, we need to tell our people the truth and not lies to get their votes,” he said.

While campaigning in Shinyalu in Kakamega County, Raila promised that if he wins in the August polls, he will prioritize revival of stalled sugar industries.

He stated that he will revive Mumias, Nzoia and Sony sugar companies to spur economic development in those regions.

“To my people, once I ascend to power in August, by September I would have revived sugar industries which are in their death beds, so that sugar cane farmers can have time to reap from their sweat,” he said.


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