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MP wants the 1bn kgs. impounded sugar destroyed, speaker to bring back sugar report.

Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina explains a point to Women Reps. Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu), Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira) and Esther Passaris (Nairobi) at one of the stands during the “MamaCare Cottage Industry Exhibition” at Mang'u High School Thika on saturday. 

Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina wants the government to destroy the over 1 billion kilogramme of sugar that was over the past one year imported into the country, regardless of whether or not it is fit for human consumption.

Wainaina said that the over KES. 4 billion sugar which was allowed in duty-free, spelt doom to the local sugar industry, thus jeopardising President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dream of creating more jobs for Kenyans as envisaged in his ‘BIG 4 AGENDA’.

While speaking at Mang’u High School on Saturday during the “MamaCare Cottage Industry Exhibition” that had been organised by Kiambu Women Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba, the MP noted with concern the manner in which the contraband sugar report by the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives  was shot down by the house without any valid reason.

“This report was killed by the Lords of Impunity, a cartel that is out to sabotage the (Kenyan) economy. If we allow this sugar into our shelves, we will be definitely be killing the local sugar industry,” he said.

The MP appealed to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi to push for its reintroduction into the house, asking him to ignore the sideshows fronted by the cartels who have imported this sugar.

“This report must find its way back in Parliament for debate. I am therefore appealing to the NA Speaker not to get carried away by these sideshows and do what is best for Kenyans,” he said.

His sentiments were echoed by Wamuchomba who categorically stated that the contraband sugar was unfit for human consumption.

Wamuchomba added that it was unfortunate as Kenyans were debating about the sugar, another consignment of ‘contaminated’ rice and cooking oil was on its way to Kenya.

“How can we even talk of job creation if all we do is to import products that are already being produced locally? This unacceptable and we will not allow a few people to kill our economy through their greed,” she said.

Others who spoke against this illegal importation and graft in the country included Women Reps. Esther Passaris (Nairobi) and Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira) who said that that the corrupt should be left to carry their own cross.

Present at the fete were Kiambu deputy Governor Dr. James Nyoro, Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe and the Witeithie MCA Julius Taki Macharia.

The chief guest was Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya Ms. Brenda Muntemba.

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