Odinga rallies Kenyans to reject Uganda’s sugar
The conflict between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s opposition political party – CORD has worsened after it released a program of rallying Kenyans to reject a partnership allowing Uganda to export sizeable amounts of sugar to Kenya.
They claim “allowing the dumping of sugar in Kenya will devastate the economies of a quarter of the Counties of Kenya and a huge section of the rural agricultural population.”
The unfolding developments in Kenya have raised concerns about the viability of an East African Community that would see the region remove borders to allow free trade and movement of labour.
As Kenya prepares for the 2017 elections, Odinga could be perceived as playing populism politics about a business deal that is expected to see Uganda improve its balance of payments position in its trade with Kenya.