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ODM using sugar debate to fight Kenyatta family business

20 August 2015, 21:47 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - A section of Members of the Nakuru County Assembly have criticised opposition Orange Democratic Movement's move to call Kenyans to boycott Brookside milk in protest of the controversial sugar importation deal.

The leaders said the move was unrealistic, and called on the party to withdraw the boycott call.

“The call by the opposition for its followers to boycott Brookside products is in bad faith and aimed at sabotaging the Kenyatta family business. How will the boycott help solve the sugar problem?" posed Lakeview MCA, Simon Wanango.

Read Also: Raila playing politics with lives of poor cane farmers, says MP

“They should stop pursuing selfish interests and concentrate more on issues affecting the common man,” Wanango added.

Nominated MCA, Esther Mengere said the party should stop politicising the sugar import issue as it is aimed at offsetting the country's domestic sugar shortfall.

“If it benefits Kenyans, then I do not know why they are fighting it so much. We know very well that someone is using this sugar issue to fight the Kenyatta family,” she said.

ODM on Wednesday called on Kenyans to boycott Brookside products in protest of the Kenya-Uganda sugar deal.

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