The successful fight against Covid-19 was also made possible through widespread sensitizations through state and non-state agencies, establishment of isolation centres and quarantine facilities in all the 47 counties plus all the border entry points like Busia and Namanga which connects with Uganda and Tanzania respectively.
By mid 90s, the government was feeling the weight of non-performing parastatals. It decided to privatize them and many were sold, including Salawa Ginnery, which went to some local investors. The investors, however, did not seem to be keen on reviving it, so it laid fallow until 2009 when another investor, Rift Valley Products, reportedly secured a long term lease, but it too, has sadly fizzled out.
What had become a source of hope for many and the pride of the community slowly turned into disuse and in time went silent.