Mumias Petitioner Says She Withdrew Insolvency Case Under Duress

The principal defendant in Mumias Sugar Company’s insolvency petition claims she was forced to file a notice of withdrawal on Friday last week.

The law firm of Kimeto and Associates Advocates now seeks to revoke the stated notices in a letter submitted to the Deputy Registrar of the Milimani Commercial Court on the grounds that they were taken from her under extreme duress.

The firm’s managing partner, Jackline Kimeto, claims that state authorities ‘working to aid the first and second respondents’ threatened her citizenship and life.

“I am currently being subjected to force, threats of imprisonment, threats to life, and extreme psychological pressure to withdraw the petitions I filed in court on March 2019 without any mention as to how my monies shall be settled in full,” reads the letters.

The law firm is one of the miller’s creditors and has been in the forefront of efforts to resurrect Mumias Sugar Company.

The business is suing Mumias for more than Sh76 million after representing the miller in court for years.

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