Wrong move that left cane farm­ers de­fence­less

The Star (Kenya) - - Star Shot / Click Of The Week -

The col­lapse of Mu­mias Su­gar Out­grow­ers Com­pany (Moco) was per­haps the great­est bow to farm­ers’ voices in the su­gar belt. Ex­perts now ac­knowl­edge that the mis­eries fac­ing sug­ar­cane farm­ers in Mu­mias started when their or­gan­i­sa­tion col­lapsed in 2008 — a vic­tim of mis­chief, chi­canery and theft. Since it went un­der, the farm­ers have been left with­out a rep­re­sen­ta­tive. The prob­lem started when they were duped into pulling their shares out of Moco and own­ing them in­di­vid­u­ally.

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