CORD to hold rallies in Western over Kenya-Uganda sugar deal
SEE ALSO :Senator Wako roots for talent promotionCORD leader Raila Odinga has opposed the deal, saying the move is aimed at killing the economy of western and Nyanza regions where residents rely heavily on cane farming for their livelihoods. The Opposition will start their rally at Busia Polytechnic Grounds at 10am and later tour Chemelil, Muhoroni and Nandi. Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba said: "Residents in sugarcane growing areas have been betrayed by a process that is not genuine. Politicians should seek solutions and stop playing cheap politics with sugar matters. Farmers have suffered for long." Mbadi said the Government has failed to protect the sugar industry, adding that the trade deal gives approval for sugar baron to continue importing cheap sugar, denying farmers market and profit. Sirisia MP John Waluke said the coalition is yet to officially inform members of the rallies.