Jail Kidero over Mumias Sugar collapse, says Khalwale
24 June 2015, 14:14
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero must be investigated and jailed if found guilty of messing up the Mumias Sugar Company, Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale has said.
Khalwale, speaking Wednesday in Mumias said that Kidero, who was the Chief Executive Officer CEO of Kenya's biggest sugar firm at the time of misappropriation of funds.
He asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to help ensure investigations into the manner in which the company was wrung dry.
" I urge the president to investigate Governor Kidero and ensure that if he is found to have anything to do with the demise of Mumias Sugar, he should be taken to jail," Khalwale said.
Kidero has denied that he mismanaged the firm and called on evidence to be produced to charge him, if any.
The Kakamega Senator insisted that the revival of the struggling sugar firm was important to the economy of the western Kenya region.
" The revival of the sugar firm is key to the region and as you can see, we are all here working with the government to ensure that we have one of the biggest pillars of the region's economy improved," he added.
Khalwale was speaking at a function in which President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto had visited the company to assess the change needed to help the firm improve after years of being in the doldrums.
The government will award Mumias KES 1 billion to help its revival.
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