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Kenya: Senate probes working conditions on flower farms

Senators will conduct impromptu inspections at various flower farms in Kenya to verify alleged sexual harassment, poor remuneration and handling of harmful chemicals by workers.

The Senate Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare made the declaration after listening to submissions by two former employees of Homegrown Flamingo Holdings Flower Farm and Aquilla Flower Farm.

Committee chairman Stewart Madzayo told the petitioners that senators would plan how to visit the flower farms unannounced to confirm or dismiss the serious allegations in the petition. “We have heard you and I think we need to visit the farms impromptu,” Mr Madzayo said.

Nominated senator Martha Wangari, who conveyed the petition to the Senate last October, said the management of the accused flower farms should be invited to rebut the serious allegations raised by the petitioners.

Read more at Business Daily

Publication date: 3/20/2017

 


 

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Comments:


The decision is constructive and should be expanded to accomodate more farms
Mulyungi Musembi, Nairobi, Kenya - 3/21/2017 6:43:58 PM


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