BY SAM ALFAN
Mumias Out-growers Company limited have sought to have their Sh 3.7 billion against the milling company be set down for hearing before the arbitrator.
The farmers through their lawyer Patrick Lutta has written to the sole arbitrator Mr Ahmednasir Abdullahi asking him to invite parties to set a date when the arbitration will start.
The letter is also copied to advocates representing Mumias Sugar Company who are in dispute with the farmers.
Mr Lutta says that Mumias having lost the attempt to have Mr Ahmednasir removed as the arbitrator in both the high court and appellate court the matter should now move to full hearing and determination as ordered by the court.
Mumias sugar had applied to the high court seeking to halt Ahmednasir from the proceedings but Justice Eric Ogola dismissed their application, they applied to the court of appeal the same was dismissed by Lady Justice Roselyn Nambuye, David Maraga and Mohamed Warsame.
The appellate court held that the best way to have the matter resolved is through arbitration given that each party has put a claim in excess of Sh 3 billion.