The association's chairman Peter Kebati said a lot of sugar is being imported duty free which has affected local sugar prices.
"Currently the price of a 50 kg of sugar has reduced from Sh 5,800 to Sh 3, 200," he
was speaking in Kisumu during a millers meeting to discuss ways to improve sugar production.
It was attended by CEO's of Kibos, Sony, Chemelil, Mumias, Butali, Nzoia, Sukari, West Kenya, Miwani and Muhoroni sugar companies.
"We are unable to sell our produce effectively because the market is flooded," he
Kebati who is also the managing director of Mumias Sugar Company said there is need to control the amount of sugar being imported.
"The government needs to put in place the exact number of tonnes one should import," he
The chairman asked the government to provide sufficient funds to millers for cane development.
said a comprehensive research should be done on the availability of raw materials before another factory is licensed in a particular area.
disclosed that three factories will be constructed in Homabay, Siaya and Busia counties.
Several plants have been at loggerheads over cane poaching which has affected production.
He asked Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Felix Koskei to exploit regions like Trans-Mara which has not been tapped in the sector.