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September 22, 2018

Ex-Mumias managers to explain miller’s woes

Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi address the press at parliament buildings where he refuted claims of dissolution by Boni Khalwale and and Barack Muluka and urged the two to desist from peddling falsehood about NASA coalition. June 11, 2018. Photo/Jack Owuor
Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi address the press at parliament buildings where he refuted claims of dissolution by Boni Khalwale and and Barack Muluka and urged the two to desist from peddling falsehood about NASA coalition. June 11, 2018. Photo/Jack Owuor

Former Mumias Sugar Company management will next week appear before a parliamentary team to shed light on the collapse of the miller.

National Assembly’s Committee on Implementation vice chairman Godfrey Osotsi said the team will revisit the collapse of Mumias and other local millers whose problems could be traced to the acts of omission and commission of former managers.

The committee is chaired by Narok North Moitalel ole Kenta.

Among those to appear before the committee include former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, who served as the managing director for several years, before joining politics.

The committee will also invite KPMG, the audit firm whose report implicated Kidero, his successor Peter Kebati, former business development manager Peter Hongo, former commercial director Paul Murgor among other top officials in the Mumias woes.

“We will meet the board of Mumias over the fishy deals that led to the collapse of the mill,” Osotsi said.

Read: Mumias MD links Ruto to firm’s woes

“As MPs, we are determined to get to the bottom of the problems facing the sugar sector and save our companies from collapsing.”

Osotsi said the committee will go to the ground to hold meetings with farmers to identify some of the problems they face.

On Friday, Mumias Sugar Company’s problems deepened after its managers were served with a notice from auctioneers demanding Sh13.4 million awarded by a court in Kisumu to a former employee – Pamela Lutta.

Lutta had gone to court over wrongful dismissal. She served as director of marketing and corporate affairs before rising to head commercial sales in 2014.

See: Mumias Sugar CEO placed on suspension

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