Bungoma governor aspirant Ken Lusaka has asked the Government to stop the sale of Nzoia Sugar Company until are the county governments are implemented.
The former permanent secretary claimed well connected individuals were plotting to acquire the parastatal that is valued at Sh9 billion and deny farmers chance to own the miller.
Lusaka said the privatisation programme should be put on hold until after the General Election when county governments are expected to have taken charge.
Addressing workers at the factory on Wednesday, the former Livestock PS said if elected Bungoma governor, he would ensure cane farmers realise the ambition of owning the mill.
"A few influential individuals have hatched a plot to buy the company cheaply under the planned privatisation so that they can continue exploiting cane growers," he said.