Western leaders differ with Ruto over sugar saga, insist on Rotich’s ouster - 6 months ago, 18 Aug 22:13
Politicians from the sugar-belt region in Western Kenya on Saturday differed openly with DP William Ruto over the sugar importation saga.
Ruto defended Treasury CS Henry Rotich and his EAC counterpart Aden Mohammed and instead blamed members of the ad-hoc committee of Trade and Agriculture for doing shoddy investigations.
“There was a problem with sugar importation and when the matter went to parliament for investigation, those who were supposed to investigate instead took selfies with the suspects. When they were asked to write the report they had nothing to write and instead said Rotich and Aden should be sacked,” he said.
“There is a lot of confusion. Even if you impeach the CSs and the importers are still walking free, what will you have achieved?” he posed.
But Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe defended the report saying it had recommended the investigation and prosecution of 134 importers of bad sugar.
“It is wrong for some ...
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