Deal #1376

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kisumu, Kenya

Target country
Kenya

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
114
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2001] 114
Size in operation (production, in ha)
114

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Industry
Comment on intention of investment
The land is for a Molasses factory-- no production on the land only processing. Molasses was sourced from Kakira in Uganda and Bukoba in Tanzania.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2001] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1977] In operation (production)
Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The Kisumu Molasses plant was inaugurated in 1977. Factory still operational, but foreign investor Energem bankrupt. The factory was stalled partly due to erratic raw material supply.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
300

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Factory still operational. Energem went bankrupt, new investor unknown. Still no new information on new investor.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Action Aid "Chi paga il prezzo dei carburanti verdi"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-08-18
Comment on data source
All Africa- Kenya: Kisumu Molasses Factory - How Did the Odingas Get It?

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-22
Comment on data source
Business Daily- Molasses scarcity threatens future of ethanol firms

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-07-27
Comment on data source
Standard Digital- Raila Odinga: I don't owe Mumias Sugar Company any money

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-08-13
Comment on data source
EXCLUSIVE!! Details you didn’t know about Kisumu Molasses Plant

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100
Comment on use of produce
Main supplier of ethanol to distillers like UDV and London Distillers Kenya.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production)

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