Kenya: Warning to shut down Kibos sugar company

Kenya: George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary, stressed on relocating Kibos school for the blind students and asked the sugar company to bear the expenses.

Magoha said, “The company has set up a mill adjacent to the school and the students are affected due to the noise pollution. It is the responsibility of the company to relocate the school.”

Magoha told area MP Onyango Koyoo to approach the county government for a land where the special school can be relocated.

“The relocation is needed to save children from the noise pollution of the milling plant. If the company ignores our decision, we are left with no option but to close the plant,” he further added.

According to the reports, Last month, the management of the company threatened to move to another country over what it termed as frustrations from sources it did not name. The threat was made after the National Assembly’s Education Committee visited its premises and asked it to solve the pollution complaints.

If the plant closes down, it will lead to the loss of jobs of 2,000 people, said a senior government official.

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