Mudavadi: Sugar report implicates both Jubilee and Cord
22 February 2016, 08:10
Nairobi - The Sugar Report that was earlier in the week discussed in Parliament has names of cartels that are ruining sugar industry.
Amani National Congress party leader, Musalia Mudavadi said the report implicated both Jubilee and Cord political financiers, who may kill it.
He noted that by consensus, Jubilee and Cord agreed to protect their benefactors.
"I regret that Parliament is not serving Kenyans anymore. In January, I demanded that Parliament debate and pass a report on crisis of the sugarcane farmer. Parliament had refused to debate it since 2014," said Mudavadi.
He said both Jubilee and Cord legislators agreed to remove anything meaningful about the report.
"They looked for every excuse to reject the report. The best they could do is passing the buck; that those named should be investigated," Mudavadi observed.
Mudavadi spoke at Nyang'ori Pentecostal Bible College during the Vihiga County Leaders Meeting.
He was accompanied by MPs Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Ayub Savula (Lugari), and Vihiga Speaker Dan Chitwah among other leaders.
Mudavadi said the debate in National Assembly degenerated into tribal name-calling and ethnic defense posturing.
"Parliament is saying sugarcane farmers and 6 million Kenyans who depend on industry have not suffered enough. It has condemned them to suffer more," he said.
He said people in Sugar Belt zone should now realise they are on their own and urged them to elect ANC to remove those who are in competition to steal from Kenyans.
Savula said that ousting Kakamega Senator, Bonni Khalwale from the lucrative position of PAC chair was a clear indicator of betrayal.
"He went to sleep with the enemy in ODM he has fought all his life thinking he's cleverer than those of us who have tried and failed," said Savula.
He noted that instead of Khalwale standing with his people and fellow leaders, he sold out to false promises of promotion and succession politics and thought he would be made king through foreign sponsorship.
"After being used to divide Luhya leaders, his usefulness is over and he has been dumped. They made him a balloon and then pricked it," he said.
He added, "Bonni should know that ODM owners met in Kisumu with their governors and plotted his ouster."
He said Khalwale and Wetang'ula should realise Cord has its owners and Luhyas who are not shareholders have been shown the door.
"They should come home and together we build our own house," he said.
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