Nzoia Sugar farmers planning demonstrations to eject the current Acting MD over payment issues

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Sugar cane farmers contracted by Nzoia Sugar Company have threatened to hold a mother of all demonstrations to kick out the current managing director of non-payment of their money.

Farmers claim that the company owes them over Sh700 million in payment arrears running back to 2019.

Speaking to Horizon News, sugarcane activist Me.Jack Munialo stated that they are also considering moving to court to ensure that the current acting MD Chrispus Omondi Ogutu is kicked out of the firm.

“The current acting managing director is unable to run the company, he has been alternating between his former office in Kisumu and Nzoia Sugar company,” he said.

He added, “His hands are totally office of corruption and loss of funds is rampant in the factory and he failed his secondment purpose by maintaining the status quo,”.

Munialo emphasized that they are demanding that he exits the company immediately from the position or forcefully and through Court of law we eject him as farmers.

“He has kept on serving some political robbery marchants and fueled tribalism at the expense of farmers and workers,” said the activist.

Munialo observed that majority farmers are unable to meet their parental obligations despite investing heavily in the cane farming.

“The acting MD has bad relationship with farmers, he can’t explain to them on what he undertaking to pay them, he is busy serving his master’s at the expense of the suffering farmers, we got no solution at all,” he said.

Munialo also urged cane farmers in Bungoma county to elect new members of parliament since the existing ones have totally failed to advance the issues of sugar cane farmers and Nzoia Sugar company. 

“They were unable to factor anything in the National budget, lack of board of directors, leasing and 62 percent for farmers for the only remaining industry in Bungoma county. Kindly replace these police officers with leaders,” he said.

The government through the ministry of agriculture released Sh500 million of which it was supposed to pay farmers arrears and for the factory maintenance.

Efforts by Horizon News to get a comment from the management went unanswered by the time of publishing this article.

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