Roaring back to life, Mumias sugar is showcasing its presence in the Kenyan market after nearly a decade since Sugar Miller stopped the daily processing.
The Brand’s return to the Market comes at a time when there is a low Supply of the Commodity that competitors have partly addressed through expensive Imports.
Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya has the capacity to process 8,000 tonnes of Sugarcane a day and a cane-growing Nucleus of 4,000 Hectares, the largest in Kenya.
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The Brand has been retailing in all the leading Stores and Supermarkets in Nairobi since a mid-last month when it was first Stocked with a 2-kilogram Packet priced at Ksh 289 compared with other Sugar brands that retail at Ksh 312.
“Coming back to its position in the Kenyan market, the sugar is being received well most especially in Kenyan Supermarkets including all Naivas Supermarket outlets,” Naivas Chief Operating Officer Wily Kimani said in a statement.
The advancement of the Milling process at the Company comes as a boost to the Sugarcane growers who sell their produce to the Sugar Factory.
Notably, Two of the Rai Brothers Jaswant Rai of West Kenya Sugar Company (Kabras Sugar) and Sarbi Singh Rai of the Sarrai Group are facing each other for a share of the Sugar Market after the latter was awarded the Lease to Revive Mumias Sugar Company which is located in Mumias Town, Kakamega County.
On the other hand, Mumias owes Proparco Ksh 1.84 billion secured using the electricity generation plant, Ecobank Ksh 1.77 billion on the ethanol plant, and the Treasury Ksh 2.83 billion.