Sugar industry players are criticising the government for shortsighted policy making amid reports that international protocols have been signed for massive imports of sugar. The industry is only just beginning to recover after a sugar crisis last year that pushed the price of sugar to, at most, SH120 a kilo. The current cost of a kilo, Sh70, is still prohibitive to the majority of Kenyans, and many of the sugar companies are now closed or operating under capacity.