4 January 2013

Kenya: Ex-Lawmaker Wants Workers Released for Polls

Former Konoin MP Raphael Kitur has asked multinational tea companies to allow their workers to participate in the upcoming party nominations.

Kitur said tea pickers and other workers should be allowed to enjoy their democratic rights to elect leaders.

He criticised the tea companies for denying their workers the chance to participate in party nominations in the past saying it is unlawful to do so

The former MP asked the companies to ensure the workers are paid for the day.

"It is regrettable that the companies in Bomet and Kericho have been releasing workers without pay. Workers should be released unconditionally," said Kitur who is eyeing Bomet's senator's seat.

He was speaking on Wednesday during an aspirants meeting at the Mara Restaurant in Konoin.

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