Duale Slams Raila Criticism of Uganda Cheap Sugar Imports (allAfrica.com)

National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has told off the opposition over its recent criticism on the business deals signed with Uganda.

On Tuesday, Cord leader Raila Odinga slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta for signing a sugar-importation deal with Uganda.

He said the pact could lead to the collapse of local factories.

The deal also allows Kenya to export beef and dairy products to Uganda.

The opposition leader said local factories do not have the capacity to produce for export.

Addressing the press in Garissa town, Duale said Raila and others opposed to the deal are “playing politics with the lives of the people”.

“Raila, who was the PM and a co-principal in the last government, never brought solutions on how to revive the sugar companies,” he said.

Duale said Jubilee has a plan on how to revive the sugar industry in Western Kenya.

He urged the residents not to be swayed by cheap politics.

Yesterday, 11 MPs under the Western Kenya Parliamentary Caucus declined to meet Uhuru to discuss details of the trade agreement with Uganda.

The leaders, led by Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba, said the Western sugar industry will be hurt by the Uganda deal.