CS Hon Peter Munya visits Nzoia and Mumias Sugar companies to assess the status of the sugar factories for himself.

Today CS Hon Peter Munya visited Nzoia and Mumias Sugar companies to assess the status of the sugar factories for himself. This was part of the grand tour of Western Kenya by four Cabinet Secretaries to assess the state of all government projects with a view to reviving them. The CS said that the government has written off all debts owed to the government by sugar factories amounting to over 60 billion – 11 billion for Nzoia Sugar alone. He explained that this was done to make the factories more attractive to serious investors. In Nzoia, there was some resistance to a private investor, but the CS was firm terming the resistance anti-development. The same applies to Mumias Sugar although in its case further negotiations are needed because it is a private company. In Mumias, the audience was hugely in favour of a private investor to take over.