FLOWER workers are trickling back to work after most travelled out of growing areas like Naivasha in fear of a repeat of post polls violence.
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.
Days prior to Monday's general elections, it was reported that several farm workers in Naivasha especially those from Western and Nyanza provinces had applied for leave to go upcountry for the polls.
Yesterday, the Kenya Flower Council said the workers had resumed their jobs and as such farms were still on course to honour their export contracts.
The KFC position contrasted that of the Flower Vendors Association which attributed low volumes delivered to the market from the farms on low activity at the farms.
"The supply is a bit low, not like we are used to getting. People are not back to work at the farms and even the vendors here (Westlands) have not come back after the voting and anyway there are not many people to sell to because there are few people on the streets," said Elvis Wainaina the Chair of Flower Vendors Association.
On her part, KFC chief executive Jane Ngige attributed the low supplies to the local flower market to a large portion being taken to the export market where traders are making good money as holidays such as mothers day approach.
"A round of checks on farm perfomance indicates that we have no problems with labour throughout growing areas," said Ngige. "Over 97 per cent is export . It may mean demand in main markets is high during this mothers day season."