Sugar coated with political differences

Controversy and confusion surrounding imported sugar which has lately been impounded is occasioned by differences in Jubilee party, a legislator, Eseli Simiyu, has claimed.

According to Dr. Eseli the explanation that the sugar contained lead and mercury was wanting.

Recalling organic chemistry he was taught, the legislator said that the presence of lead in sugar would turn the latter black yet what was on shelves of shops was not of that colour.

Following this, the Tongaren MP said, leaders from the Western region- Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega and Vihiga had decided to meet to chart out the way of resolving the matter.

He was speaking during the burial service of the late Joseck Waswa, a retired high school principal in Navakholo constituency, Kakamega County Saturday.

Dr. Eseli decried lack of trust, saying political differences should not lead to closure of more sugar factories in the country.

Halting operations of more factories would mean raising unemployment levels in the country, he noted.

Concurring with him, the Navakholo MP, Nicholas Wangwe chided some officers denying local people from serving in the area while the area Member of County Assembly Rogers Nato asked youths to apply for work to maintain roads in the ward.

The 50 youthful men and women, the MCA said, would maintain roads being murramed and be paid by the Kakamega County government.

Source: Kenya News Agency