A section of Homa Bay residents want Kigoto Maize milling plant closed for what they say is lack of a management body to spearhead the operations.
Community members from Gwassi South Ward in Suba have petitioned the government of Governor Gladys Wanga to first cater for their welfare before the operations at the factory can continue.
The say without the management team, workers operate blindly and may miss out on better employment terms.
Some workers said they are not insured and have been using their own money in cases of injury.
Two major accidents have been reported since it started operations late last year with one being fatal.
This led to a silent protest among some residents.