Poison In sugar? Come on this is a hysterical Joke!!

Let me start by saying that as I write this post I am enjoying a cup of tea with Kabras sugar that I bought this morning. What is my point? My point is that we Kenyans have been played for fools long enough and now the trending story is that sugar is being raced with mercury, copper, and manganese.

Biologically, these components exist in almost all factory products but they are in a non-injurious form.  Upon digging into sugar production process, I also found out that none of the mentioned poisons is a raw material or by-product of sugar productions.

As such, it leaves one to wonder what intention or motif a major company would have to later put mercury in their sugar. In simple terms, this is a framed scandal to distract Kenyans from the serious issues that are happening.

Poison in Kabras Sugar

No one is following on NYC proceedings anymore or knows what next after the budget was read. Hear it from me today that this is a fictional story that has been well planned by politicians and sugar import cartels to use public hysteria as their defense to show locally produced sugar is poisonous.

The attack on Kabras sugar is a selfish and an unethical practice by whoever is planning the whole thing. Kabras Sugar is facing a reputation attack systematically designed for individual economic gain. Kabras sugar story is reflective of the pig who feeds on her piglets!!!

There are various scenarios which I believe are fueling this propaganda.

  • Kabras sugar probably did not honor some political pledges to powerful politician and they are getting messed up.
  • Competing sugar millers who source sugar cane within the same region with Kabras are feeling threatened by Kabras ability to buy and pay farmers sugarcane within seven(7) working days. Fear for such competition might lead to such attack.

poison in Sugar

  • 2022 politics in play, Voting pattern of the sugar belt farmers is controlled by the large scale sugar farmers, if Kabras is crippled then it means farmers cannot get value for their sugar cane, the politician can buy shares through proposed public privatization of Nzoia Sugar company or otherwise buy any other sugar miller within the region, making farmers look like beggers or puppets to the political elite.
  • A local investor powerful enough might be interested in buying shares at Kabras, buy denting the reputation of the brand the share prices would go down, dead sugar stock would be realised, then the sale of share proposal would easily be considered
  • Sugar cartels have been locked out on sugar quota importation as a result of increased sugar production domestically, thus creating a scandal befitting local sugar harmful for human consumption, by so doing government would allow importation of sugar then cartels make billions out of it.

Poison in Sugar

My conclusion, there is no Mercury or Lead on the locally produced sugar Kabras Sugar. It is a scheme and systematically planned to kill the local economy. Kwa ufupi, kunywa chai yako bila wasiwasi. Hakuna poison kwa sukari.


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Brian is a founding writer at Urban Kenyans. His work is focused on how to improve the digital literacy of Kenyans online. He has been able to do so with his mastery of Kenya and the English Language.

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