Residents in Kisumu East and Muhoroni said there is a constant emission of raw effluent into River Kibos.
Nzoia emerged the best among the five government-owned millers with a production of 3,905 tonnes followed by South Nyanza Sugar Company (2,783 tonnes), Muhoroni (2,513 tonnes) and Chemelil (1,613 tonnes).
“He is a player that I knew from long ago because when I was playing and he was at Muhoroni, he was a tough defender to take on.
As we drive into the village in Muhoroni, Kisumu County, children who were not born when the minister was killed give the car a chase.
Five State-owned cane millers; Mumias, Nzoia, South Nyanza, Muhoroni and Chemelil collectively owe KRA Sh17.1 billion.
Patients in public hospitals are suffering and intimidation of nurses will only worsen the situation, MPs Walter Owino (Awendo), Onyango Koyoo (Muhoroni) and Fred Ouda (Kisumu Central) said yesterday.
“Forcing farmers to sell to a single buyer, who will be the only miller they can sell to will kill the morale of farmers," he added during a meeting at Miwani Catholic Church last Thursday The farmers who started their engagement last Monday have so far covered farmers in Nzoia, Mumias, Butali, Olepito and Busia Sugar Industry in Western Kenya as well as Miwani, Chemelil and Muhoroni.
Other millers include Nzoia, Chemilil, South Nyanza, Muhoroni, Mumias, Kwale, and Olepito.
The scenic sugar belt was green with healthy crop which fed successful factories at Muhoroni, Chemelil, Miwani, and Awendo which are now either limping or closed.
“Unlike in the past, farmers will be paid directly and not through millers to avoid diversion of money,” Mr Kenyatta said during the burial of former Youth Enterprise Development Fund chairman Bruce Odhiambo in Muhoroni last week.