Kenya: Sugarcane farmers want action on cheap sugar imports

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Sugarcane farmers from Kenya want the government to take a tough stand against the cheap imports of sugar. The Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers has urged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya to intervene and address the issue.

Francis Waswa, chief executive of the federation said, as the majority of farmers are suffering, the government should take up the issue and look into the matter. The cheap imports have resulted in falling domestic prices of sugar increasing hardship of the cane farmers, he said.

Defending his stand on the import of sugar, CS said the country is facing a sugar deficit and we need additional 210,163 tonnes of sugar to cater to the domestic demand.

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