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MP says opposition working for EAC downfall

27 August 2015, 13:11 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - The Chairman of the Parliamentary Defense and Foreign Relations Committee, Ndung'u Gethenji has accused some opposition politicians of working to scuttle the integration of East Africa.

Gethenji, who is also Tetu MP, said by fighting the trade deals between Kenya and Uganda, the CORD Alliance was working for the same forces that fought the original East African Community trading bloc leading to its collapse in 1977.

The MP said that was the only reason the opposition could fight any trade deals between Kenya and her largest trading partner to build up the community from a trading bloc towards a monetary union.

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While addressing the press in his constituency, Gethenji said the opposition should not be opposed to Ugandan sugar since Kenya has been importing the commodity from other countries in the COMESA region for decades.

He said no one should fool Kenyans that the sugar industry in the country is in poor shape because of imports from Uganda.

“It is well known that the country’s millers were brought down by mismanagement, theft of resources and abuse of farmers’ rights,” said Gethenji.

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