Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula assured Webuye residents that Rai Paper’s sale will be renegotiated if NASA takes over the top seat after the August polls, claiming that the paper mills was sold at a throwaway price.
Senator Wetangula criticized Jubilee for selling Rai Paper without involving the community and community leaders, saying that there is more behind the deal given the acres of land and the assets involved, “There was serious corruption involved and that’s why as NASA, we promise to renegotiate and see how the paper mills will be delivered back to the hands of the people, and that will be among the first things we shall deal with,” he said.
He castigated Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka for collaborating with Jubilee government to bring down the economic hope of Webuye residents. He promised former employees of the paper mills that all their financial dues will be catered for, urging them not to be ‘duped’ by the little amount given to them by the government, given the suffering they’ve gone through.
He urged residents to come out in large numbers and vote for NASA, “Don’t just sit at home, go out and vote overwhelmingly,” he said, adding that they need the votes to topple Jubilee.
On his part, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi faulted the government for not implementing the TJRC report and said only NASA will be able to implement the report.