Nzoia Sugar Company loses 228 bags of sugar to fraudsters

Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have pitched camp at Nzoia Sugar Company to investigate alleged theft of 228 bags of sugar.

Investigations reveal that the firm sold the commodity to a nonexistent businessman who packed it and disappeared without making any payment.

The business company identified as Uni Limited is claimed to have paid Ksh.916,001 but the amount never reflected in the bank account.

Police are also pursuing some bank officials and a Nairobi businessman who allegedly colluded to in the plot to defraud the firm.

The company released the 228 bags to the businessman only to later realise that the money had not reflected in its bank account.

A Bungoma-based human rights activist, Jack Munialo said the move was saddening bearing in mind that Nzoia Sugar Company owes farmers and employees huge sums of money.

However, the firm’s Managing Director Michael Wanjala Makokha said those found culpable will be dealt with accordingly.

“The issue is in public domain, the DCI is investigating it. As the MD I’m responsible for anything taking place in the company… Investigations will reveal everything let’s maintain calm during the process,” said Makokha.

This comes even as cane farmers are call on President Uhuru Kenyatta to speedily implement the sugar task force report.

Bungoma leaders led by Senator Moses Wetangula and Kanduyi MP Wamunyinyi Wafula maintain that the sugar miller should be handed over to the Bungoma County Government

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