Nzoia Sugar Company farmers have condemned the management of the Company on what they have termed as misuse of funds in relation to 228 bags of sugar which went missing under unclear circumstances.
The Company which was one of the leading sugar producing industries in Africa and even awarded as the best company in the year 2015 has since been facing various hurdles in its operation.
Sources have revealed that the 228 bags of sugar were lost to fraudsters yet farmers have not been paid for the past one year.
Addressing the press on Wednesday May, 27, 2020, Juma Lubakaya, a farmer condemned the Company’s Management for insufficient service delivery to the people and so prompting the job to protest for the next seven days.
‘’This is very bad,as farmers we are very annoyed with such management and if they are not going to pay farmers their money, we will have peaceful protest,’’ he ranted.
He however, added that since the new Managing Director Michael Wanjala was given mandate to run the Company it has experienced much political pressure which has lowered the performance of the Company as well as corruption.
‘’This management and the board has been misusing farmers money through many travels, seminars and workshops around the country as well as abroad, this eventually left it insolvent,’’ he said.
Wanjala, the Managing Director said that the matter is already in the public domain urging the DCI and the police to investigate the matter and establish the truth.
The Managing Director added that the Company has many employees and when something goes wrong the Company needs to investigate the matter before clear information is given to the public.
“Let it be known please that I don’t work with angels and as human beings we mess,”he said.