Mudavadi hits out on leaders frustrating Tea farmers

Amani National Congress-ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has hit out at a section of leaders who are pushing to have Tea factories as parastatals denying farmers the ownership. Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday Mudavadi said while he served as Agriculture Minister way back he pushed for the passage of a law allowing Tea farmers to have the ownership of factories and that a move to change the same is ill advised. While citing the huge corruption cases facing parastatals such as Pyrethrum, National Cereals and Produce Board as well Maize,…

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Mudavadi commences his Nakuru tour with strong message to President Kenyatta

Amani National Congress-ANC Party leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi has cited electoral injustices in Kenya as the main trigger of violence and is now calling of reforms to ensure address of the same. Addressing media in Nakuru on Thursday during a meeting with delegates and Friends of ANC party , Mudavadi while lauding President Uhuru Kenyatta for the fight on graft, said it is also high time to look into the issues surrounding election process in Kenya. He added that Kenyans should not be subjected to violence every after five years…

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Nakuru MP wants parliament investigated over corruption claims

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has defended the MP’s move to reject the report on contraband sugar. Addressing media in Nakuru over the weekend, Ngunjiri said the move was in order as the report lacked the required insights on the culprits behind the importation of the contraband sugar into the country. The vocal legislator said as members of Parliament they expected the report to have full names of individuals behind the saga and recommend their prosecution. “We rejected the report because it had no insights. We expected the report to…

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KEBS,Public Health department on the spot over contraband sugar in the country

The Kenya Bureau of standards –KEBS and the Public health department have been put on spotlight over handling of seized sugar following alarm over suspected contraband sugar in the country. KEBS AND Public health officers who on Wednesday accompanied members of the joint national assembly committee on agriculture and trade found themselves on the receiving end after they failed to explain why thousand of tonnes of sugar seized in two warehouses belonging to Menengai oil refineries had not been kept properly. The committee led by Vice chairman Emmanuel Wangwe {…

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Officers to guard suspected contraband sugar until probe is finalized

Two armed police officers have been allocated to guard three warehouses holding suspected contraband sugar until investigations continue. Nakuru county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha who also doubles up as the chair Nakuru county security and intelligence committee met the announcement on Wednesday when he met three members of the joint national assembly committee on agriculture and trade. He said that the ware houses will remain locked until ongoing probe is finalized. “The ware houses will remain locked until ongoing probe is finalized. A seal and two padlocks have been used to…

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Stop politicizing lifestyle audit, leaders told

Leaders have been urged not to politicize the lifestyle audit exercise that was declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Nakuru based Midrift Human Rights Network’s CEO Joseph Omondi said the move is paramount in the spirit of fighting graft in the country but should not be politicized. According to Omondi, the political leaders should desist from the sideshows around the issue with blame game but focus on ensuring every individual declares his wealth to be accountable. “It has now come back to which side is looting more than the other with…

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