Uhuru must now pay taxes if they they want to do business- Cherargei reacts to brookside layoffs.
Nandi county senator, Has reacted to A report fron Uganda, where it was confirmed that the Kenyatta owned company, Brookside has laid off half of its staff.
Cherargei stated,” The era of milk monopoly of the market by Brookside co. Ltd is now over as farmers this is sweet music to our ears. They had killed many milk cooperative societies in our country.
“This is what is irking uhuru to fund Tinga violent maandamanos to try and intimidate govt into giving in their family businesses and kenyans should know that Tinga/ uhuru is NOT fighting for them but for their interests of their family businesses. Uhuru must now pay taxes if they they want to do business,” he added.
In a statement, brookside outlined that due to adverse developments, they have no choice but to scale down all their operations
Brookside stated,”The company has been trying to mitigate the effects of these adverse developments by trying to grow local sales and also source alternative markets for its products in replacement of the blocked Kenyan market. Having worked on these initiatives for the last three months, it is apparent that we are unlikely to realize tangible results from the initiatives in the short run. We have also engaged the relevant authorities in Government to intervene but without any success.”
“For us to continue running the factory, we have no choice but to scale down all our operations across the entire value chain to match with our current level of business which is a paltry 25 per cent of our normal operational volumes. Under section 81 of the Employment Act, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our decision to lawfully terminate employees whose number exceeds 10 on account of structural reasons. 50 per cent of our staff will regrettably be affected by way of a retrenchment intended to take effect in July 2023,” read the letter.