Contraband sugar saga probe continues;Matiang’i insists resolve remains

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The contraband sugar saga has taken centrestage in recent days
The contraband sugar saga has taken centrestage in recent days

The hunt for contraband goods will not be stopped, according to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i. Speaking before the parliamentary committee after being summoned along with other security chiefs, CS Matiang’i said the President is fully behind the operation that has mainly shed light on contraband sugar, “The resolve is there and our President is committed to cleaning up this mess,” he said, in reply to a question tackling how the government has positioned itself to deal with barons who will fight back.

The contraband sugar saga has taken more twists ad turns, with blame games and a political tone being used by some quarters. Earlier during the week, Muhoho Kenyatta was implicated in the saga, after Aldai MP Cornelius Serem pinpointed that the presence of powerful names had kept Interior CS Fred Matiang’i away, due to fear. But on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared that if his brother was guilty, then he should be charged, bringing the whole saga on its head as Kenyans patiently wait for answers.

Also, appearing before the committee on Thursday was West Kenya Company and Rai Paper chairman Jaswant Rai, who noted other companies sold unprocessed sugar to Kenyans, including Sony Sugar, “The sugar was sold in that condition. I for sure know to the best of my knowledge, not one kilo went to any factory for processing,” he added he is the only one who respected the regulation by KEBS to take sugar for processing at the cost of Kshs 1.4 billion.