Steve Kewa:>> Uhuru’s trip to Uganda was Ok;The deals he struck are pathetic and will just deepen our problems in economic and sovereign independence .I.e
1.Sugar imports from Uganda was just the last nail on our factories coffins
2.Saying we abolish what he called colonial boundaries gave Uganda a upper hand in claiming migingo and even moving further to Kenyan territory.
Anyway,I hear the sugar factories in Uganda are owned by certain Kenyans…..guess!!!
Luyhas were almost being pumped up the mountain but are now freely rolling the cliff due to sugar gravity and are back to the lake.
Muthui Mkenya>>1bn Uhuru gave to Mumias Sugar Company was nothing but funeral and burial expenses for the Company.
Seth Dikembe:> There is also COFFEE in Uganda, both Arabia and robusta; why did President Uhuru not give concessions to flood Kenya markets with Uganda coffee. Definitely because coffee is a kikuyu/Mt Kenya cash crop. Destroying sugar sector in western Kenya region is the most hateful economic sabotage of the region. â€ª#â€ŽBitterSourDealâ€¬ â€ª#â€ŽUnpatriotismâ€¬
Collins A Once again, for the millionth time, it is Raila Odinga left fighting for farmers, for the poor and defenceless.
You won’t hear “we will leave Cord” this time.
Phil Etale>>Those Luhya MPs dancing to the tune of Jubilee & reciting poems of “tunataka maendeleo” whenever the President or his Deputy visit the region, this is just one of the products of your sycophantic style of politics. Mumias Sugar has been killed completely to pave the way for M7’s cheap imports. Poleni sana.
Michael Otieno: Other than Sugarcane,Uganda is also known to produce some good Coffee.Uhuru Kenyatta should therefore on the same breath,hand Uganda a blank cheque to flood our local market with their cheap Coffee as he floods the Ugandan market with his milk,otherwise we should be allowed to view his latest move as more of economic sabotage against Western Kenya than the EAC trade crap he and his people are peddling around!
Anwar Sadat>>:As Vulture capitalists, President Kenyatta and his associates have done very well within the last 3years. The motivation for most of the business deals and bilateral trade agreements he has signed since becoming president is not public good, but rather, personal aggrandizement. The TNA economics does not make any sense~ You promise to create one million jobs annually but sign a trade agreement that does not offer any protection to your manufacturing companies, unless those one millions jobs were Kenyans carrying packets of brookside milk to Uganda.
Steve K>>From My understanding,the Nyangole beef of Uganda is the best in East Africa and Uganda is dominant producer.Now,how can a country like ours with a dead meat commission offer to supply beef?ama it’s dog & Donkey meat we meant?
Joseph Ogidi>>>I was one of the people who dismissed presidents Uhuru’s 1B Mumias bailout as a political gimmick. Western leaders who danced Isukuti to the bailout are now crying foul after Uhuru signed some agreement with Uganda where they will sell sugar to the country cheaply as Kenya supply them with beef.
There is no local sugar company that can economically survive such a competitive environment of cheap sugar imports. Western Kenya leaders should now stop their isukuti antics and advise western farmers to grow other crops to sustain their livelihood.
Sugarcane farming is no longer economical.
Alexander Kiprop >>Why destroy the hub of agriculture then
replace it with cheap mere appointments? Luhya’s should STOP
reasoning with their stomaches.
Bobby Bobants>>>At this rate, tribe is the only reason Kikuyus will vote for Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017, while Kalenjins will elect him hoping that 2022 miracle will come to pass. Ask them what Uhuru has done worth their votes since he ascended to power, they’ll tell you, “RAILA WILL NEVER BE THE PRESIDENT.”
Bobby Bobants>>Keroche breweries is dying a well choreographed death. Before it dies completely, some news from Kampala hits my ears, Sugar is coming from Uganda. Before I digest this, I remember KQ also died awhile ago.
How many graves of our own industries will we dig? Will it be dug by the peasants or capitalistic exploiters? If our industries are dying everyday then why give me Uwezo funds? Will you not come for my industry when I grow it with your loan? Is this how we’ll eradicate poverty?