BY NAMULONGO PETER/JOAN WANJIKU,11TH SEPT 2018-Kenyans have been warned to be careful when buying sugar in local supermarkets as conmen have come up with a scheme to repackage contraband sugar in Mumias sugar bags.
According to three MPs from Western Kenya , contraband sugar is being secretly repackaged in Mumias Sugar bags and sold to Kenyans.
Addressing the press on Tuesday in Nairobi the legislatures Godfrey Osotsi (nominated), Caleb Amisi (Saboti) and Busia Woman representative Florence Mutua said sugar barons have hatched a scheme to cripple further the largest sugar miller in the country.
The MPs say the excess sugar imported in the country last year are cleverly repackaged in Mumias sugar bags and stocked in the retail shops in various towns in the country.
“Mumias Sugar Company for the past six months have not produced any sugar. Supermarkets I talked to said they received large quantities of Mumias Sugar which were quickly bought off the shelves by Kenyans,” said Osotsi.
Osostsi noted he contacted management of MSC company who confirmed the company has no sugar in the market.
Amisi called on DCI to take over the matter and bring to book those behind the repackaging.
“The fact that the report failed on the floor of the House does not mean we leave the sugar barons to do whatever they want,” added Mutua.