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Cane farmers give strike notice over debts

• Kepher Otieno - Standard Digital

Farmers in Awendo, Muhoroni and Chemelil sugar belt have threatened to stop delivering cane to the State-owned millers until they are paid. Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers Secretary General Ezra Okoth and branch federation officials gave the millers a two-week strike notice. "Most of the cane growers have been waiting for this money with bated breath. Let's hope the Government will move fast to clear the arrears," said Okoth. The farmers expressed rage that they undergoing financial difficulties yet the factories owe them millions of shillings.

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