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Oparanya, Khalwale differ over suspects behind Mumias woes - 8 months ago, 16 July 00:07

Ignatius Odanga

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and former Senator Boni Khalwale have differed on whether action should be taken against those who mismanaged Mumias Sugar Company.

Mr Oparanya said the arrest and prosecution of key suspects who indirectly or directly led to the downfall of the miller will not help in resuscitating the debt-strapped factory.

Dr Khalwale, however, said people who led to the downfall of the company are known and should be prosecuted.

Khalwale said the only way the Jubilee government can help farmers from the region was by reviving the ailing factory.

“We want Mumias Sugar Company to function because it is the lifeline of the economy of the people of Kakamega. The main suspects are known and they have to be prosecuted or compelled to tell us what they did so that the factory can be revived for the benefit of locals,” he said.

But Oparanya said that even if the suspects ...
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