Kenya: Controversy over leasing sugar mills

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Controversy erupted over the leasing issue of the sugar mills in Kenya. Sugarcane farmers want the planned leasing of five government-owned millers in the Western region to go on, barely a week after governors from the region called for its suspension to allow for more consultations.

The government through the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) has called bids for leasing sugar mills.

The millers targeted for the 25-year leases are Chemilil Sugar Company, Miwani Sugar Company (in receivership), Muhoroni Sugar Company (in receivership), Nzoia Sugar Company and South Nyanza Sugar Company.

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