In Summary
  • The aggrieved demonstrators paralysed operations at the multimillion Yala Swamp project.
  • They disrupted transportation of sugarcane from the farm to the Western Kenya Sugar Company.
  • Efforts by Nation to reach the company’s top management for comment were futile as Mr Abir’s phone went unanswered.

Hundreds of former employees of Dominion Farm on Thursday staged a demo to demand payment of their accumulated salary arrears amounting to Sh350 million.

The aggrieved demonstrators, who paralysed operations at the multimillion Yala Swamp project, disrupted transportation of sugarcane from the farm to the Western Kenya Sugar Company.

They also accused the farm’s Director Chris Abir and his business associates of mismanaging the company.

The former workers, led by their Secretary-General Stephen also demanded that the company’s top management directly addresses them on the fate of their pay before allowing the huge trucks to ferry sugarcane to the factory.

CANE PROCEEDS

“We are not going to allow the management of the farm to continue selling sugarcane without settling our dues. We will not let them do so since we do not know where proceeds of sale of sugarcane go,” said Mr Ochieng.

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