Page 16 (OPINION)
By Michael Arum
(Coordinator of the Sugar Campaign for Kenya Cane grower)
Kenya put to test in applying Sugar Act.
Kenya signed into law the statutory instruments (SI) Act which obliged our law makers to carry out an analysis of the impact of any new statute. Moving to regulatory impact assessments (RIAs) requires skills, but it is now law, which makes it obligatory. Unfortunately for sugar farmers, that has not been the case with the sugar regulations under review by the President’s office. The Ministry of agriculture has not published a regulatory impact statement for its Sugar industry proposal. The President ordered a task force ,and the task force has also to examine the best possible policies for the future of our industry without any impact statement.