Bungoma County government wants the former Webuye Paper Mills now Rai Paper reverted to the community.
The deputy governor, Charles Ngome, said they had already written to Rai paper management over plans to return the firm to the people of Bungoma.
”We promised Bungoma people that we shall return the paper mill to them during our campaigns and we have embarked on it,” he said.
Speaking in Webuye, Ngome claimed that the paper mill was sold at a throw away price— Sh900 million— and vowed to buy it themselves.
”He said the county was ready to give back the Rai paper management their money they used to purchase the mill which had collapsed 10 years ago.
”We shall use all means to get back the factory even if it means going to court,” said Ngome, adding that the county government
intends to use the huge chunk of land on which the paper firm occupies to set up an industrial park to generate more employment for the youth.