Wrong move that left cane farmers defenceless
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.