Bungoma: Farmers protest deployment of NYS personnel to Nzoia sugar farms

Bungoma: Farmers protest deployment of NYS personnel to Nzoia sugar farms

Zachariah Barasa, a local farmer, protests deployment of NYS personnel on Nzoia Sugar farms.

Farmers who supply sugarcane in Bungoma County have raised concerns regarding the deployment of National Youth Service (NYS) personnel on the nucleus farms.

This comes after NYS personnel were brought in with tractors from the ADC  and started ploughing the nucleus farms.

They pointed out that the locals entirely depend on the jobs in the factory including planting and cutting of the cane. 

"Nataka kuambia wale ambao wanazungumza na Rais... Watu ya  Bungoma wanataka kupatiwa kazi katika Nzoia Sugar…. Kazi ya kulima, kazi ya kupanda miwa. Hiyo sio kazi ya NYS. Mimi naomba rais wa Kenya Dr William Ruto… hawa watu wa Bungoma walikuwa wanategemea kazi ya mkono katika Nzozia Sugar ambayo imechukuliwa na NYS," said Zachariah Barasa, a local farmer.

He added: Hata kazi ya kukata miwa hatuwezi kubali watu wa NYS wakate miwa. Tunataka watu wa Bungoma wakate miwa."

They have appealed to both national and local leaders from the region to address the issue since it will render the locals jobless.

“This deployment of NYS is really bothering us. When the President was campaigning he promised to give jobs to the lower class. Is NYS the lower class? Where will our youth go to if NYS are now taking over the jobs?” posed Godfrey Owino, a resident of Bukembe, Bungoma County.

“Speaker Moses Wetangula, Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi… you are sitting with the President… what advice are you giving him.”

 “Here in Bukembe where Nzoia sugar as the youth we are asking why are you allowing NYS to come and work here yet you promised to give jobs to the youth,” added Juma Lubakaya, a resident.


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