Planned Demos over Zoning:The Standard

Cane farmers plan demo over zoning
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By Harold Odhiambo

The entry of a new investor in the sugar industry, delayed payment for deliveries and quest to have a free market are among the reasons farmers are in a fresh push against zoning.

So dire is the situation that the famers have vowed to storm Kilimo Houses on Thursday, in their number, to demand the removal of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri over delay in releasing the Sugar Task force report.

Speaking during a meeting in Tamu, Muhoroni, at the weekend, farmers drawn from Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley vented their frustration over the proposal to introduce zoning.

They threatened to stop growing sugarcane.

Secretary General of the Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers Charles Atyang said the farmers would not accept any attempt to implement zoning.

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