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According to this grower, the majority of the flower farms are not working today. "As it is a re-run of the election, many farms are giving their workers a full day to vote. And in fact, many high altitude farms in Nakuru have cold and rainy weather, so one day will not make a difference to the cut stage." And the few that are working, or working a few hours, do not seem to experience any problems. "Most of the farms will be in operation again tomorrow."
Even though it's the first time that an election has been nullified, elections in Kenya often go hand in hand with unrest. In the 2007 edition, the flower trade suffered from flights being cancelled, and production stagnated. Fortunately, Kenyan flower farms and their sales were not affected that much by the post-election unrest over the last months, nor do they seem to be affected by the unrest concerning this re-election.
Click here to read more on the unrest surrounding Kenya's election re-run in this article of reuters.com, published this morning.
Author: Elita Vellekoop
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