Finger on the Pulse: Significant Political Events

  • 4 Sep 2023
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  • 〜 by Anne Ndungu

Businessman Jaswant Rai, Chairman of the Rai Group, withdrew his bid for Mumias Sugar after President William Ruto got directly involved in the issue and asked him and another investor bidding to gain control of the company to pack up and leave. The President spoke against cartels in the sector and said that the government would renew revival efforts without the encumbrance of court cases to hinder the plans. This came after the mysterious abduction of Rai on Monday at around 4 p.m. and his later release the following day after being sworn to silence by unknown abductors.