Although police and the factory management have not yet ascertained the cost of damages caused by the fire, a store with about 10, 000 pieces of mattresses, cushions, raw materials and equipment was razed to ash. The fire which started at around 9 a.m., lasted about four hours.
At 1.28 trillion shillings, the savings grew by only 5%, the lowest rate of growth in its history. Most of the fund’s investments, including savers’ contributions were affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic, which saw businesses struggle to remit workers’ savings
The verification seeks to identify the legitimate beneficiaries from whose gardens cane seed worth over 300 million shillings was cut by Atiak Sugar Factory with approval of NAADs during the 2019 first planting season.
The residents fear that being part of the city could affect their ownership to customary land, a developement which exposes them to land grabbers. Others fear that their buildings were not planned for the city, fearing that the elevation is pushing them into a status to which they do not belong and that they will most likely be subjected to taxes.