More than 3,000 soya beans farmers in Migori county have blamed their union chairman and his son over delayed payment of Sh2.2million of their produce. Stephen Chacha led 35 of the 3,000 farmers in a peaceful demonstration at Mabera in Kuria West constituency on Wednesday.
He said Kenya Soya Beans Farmers' Association chairman George Kivanda and his son, Moses Chamwada recruited the farmers, took their beans and are yet to pay them. Chamwada is now the county Agriculture and Livestock executive.
"I was approached by the two who were officials of Kesofa and recruited the 35 farmers in my area who are now demanding Sh200,000 from them," Chacha said.
But Kivanda said the problem is caused by South African Promasido company, which bought soya from farmers and has not paid them. He said the company is yet to pay farmers in Western and Nyanza region Sh5.2 million.