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Kenya Kwanza vows to revive collapsed industries in Western Kenya



The leadership of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance has promised to revive collapsed industries based in Western Kenya.

The leadership has also hinted that it will repossess some factories that were sold to private investors at a throwaway price.

Speaking during the third day of campaigns in the region, the alliance’s leaders led by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula noted that the region’s economy has been crippled by the collapse of some of the main factories like the Mumias Sugar Company.

They in addition noted that the death of the industries had deprived the region of jobs and the economy.

Speaking in Vihiga, Webuye, Matungu, Funyula and Luanda, Mudavadi noted that the region’s development took a nosedive when factories like Mumias were robbed to their deathbed.

“I want to inform you that part of the agreement we have signed as Kenya Kwanza is to revive our factories and be able to create jobs,” he said in Matungu.

Mudavadi reiterated that the Luhya nation has no stake in the Azimio coalition that is headed by Raila Odinga.

The leaders revealed that the Pan Paper Webuye Mills was sold at a throwaway price to an individual with the help of the government.

“The factory was sold at a throwaway price. We shall repossess the factory and have it running to provide employment for our people,” said Wetang’ula.

The team reiterated that the revival of Mumias Sugar Factory and pumping more funds to Nzoia Sugar company will be a priority.

At the same time, Mudavadi called on the Government to stop using its security administration to harass members of the alliance.

Speaking during the second day of the alliance’s campaign trail of the region, Mudavadi said no amount of State machinery would slow down the alliance’s activities.

“The Government should stop the intimidation tactics it’s trying to use on our leaders and top party officials,” he said.

Accompanied by Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetang’ula, MPs Didmas Barasa, Benjamin Washiali and a number of candidates under the alliance, Mudavadi noted that the interests of the Luhya community were safe under the alliance.

The leadership was flanked by MPs Majimbo Kalasinga, Didmas Barasa, Dan Wanyama, Ben Washiali and candidates Roselyn Atwoli, Peter Sitati, Bonnie Khalwale, Hadija Nganyi and Dr Consolata Lusweti.

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