The government has finalized plans to revive KICOMI, one of the largest cotton ginneries in the country. This is according to Raila Odinga. Mr Odinga , who was speaking in Bondo at his Opoda farm told Nyanza residents to expect more benefits as well as developments as a result of his truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
”Expect more development from the government as a result of this handshake. The handsha is good for our people that is why plans to revive KICOMI are now complete,” said Raila.
”Cotton was our main cash crop but it failed because of the monopolies that controlled the market. We are on a path to reviving factories such as Kicomi, which will provide market for our produce and also be a source of employment,” he added.
The AU High Representative for Infrastructure also told those against the Building Bridges Initiative, that through the recommendations of the BBI was the only way inclusivity will be achieved in country’s politics.
“I know there are many people against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) because it has a number of issues to be addressed, including electoral reforms. The Kenyan dream can only be achieved by looking at what our national anthem says,” he said.
Raila added country was on the right path to unity, inclusivity and peace through his deal with President Kenyatta.
Dr Oburu who also accompanied Raila urged the government to use the concept employed to revive Rift Valley Textiles (Rivatex) to bring back Kicomi.
“This factory provided a reliable market for our cotton farmers and we are requesting the government to see that Kicomi is back on its feet,” said Oburu.
Raila was accompanied by MPs Oburu Oginga (East African Legislative Assembly), Fred Ouda (Kisumu Central) and Daniel Tuitoek (Mogotio).