29 January 2013

Kenya: Flower Workers Fear March Polls

Five weeks to the general election, anxiety and fear has gripped flower farmers and their workers in Naivasha.

During the 2007/8 violence, the sector was one of the hardest hit with thousands of workers displaced, others killed, injured or blocked from accessing their work place.

Speaking to the Star on phone yesterday, farmer Jack Kneppers of Maridadi Flowers said his workers, especially those who come from Western, have already applied for early leave so they can be as far away as possible from the area come the elections.

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