Deputy Governor Mathews Owili said jobs that can be sourced locally should be given to locals.

“We are going to formulate a committee that will recruit residents for the opportunities that the EABL plant will provide,” said Dr Owili.

“The committee will comprise of representative from the county government, office of the area MCA, MP and two members of the community.”

Dr Owili said the workers should do a fresh registration with the proposed committee to root out claims of biased recruitment.

“We want to know the total number of people and skills they have for recruitment. The office will be situated outside the premises for fair recruitment of our people,” he said.

Railways MCA David Arao said the company should give 70 per cent of the jobs to locals when the plant is complete.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story described the protesters at the Kenya Breweries Limited premises in Kisumu as workers, they were a section of residents. This has been corrected. We apologise for the error.

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