Lusaka said leaders from Western recently held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kakamega State Lodge and he promised to revive the Webuye-based factory by March next year.
The governor spoke in Muliro Gardens, Webuye town, during a fundraiser for the a pastors’ association.
“We told the President that it is his father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta who gave the people of Western this mill and it will be very sad if it vanishes during his rule,” he said.
The mill was closed in 2008 due to a huge accumulated electricity bill, among other issues.
Lusaka said the mill’s closure has affected Bungoma residents because about 5,000 worked at the factory.
“We have appealed to past governments to help revive the mill so that we can restore normalcy in Webuye town but to date, nothing has been done,” he said.