More than 1,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser meant for flowers are stuck at Mombasa port awaiting clearance by the government’s multi-agency team.
The consignment cannot be released until a team headed by Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo clears it.
Fertiliser suppliers said the delay could upset flower exporters’ plans for the high season, which includes next week’s Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day in May.
“We are really concerned over the slow pace at which the multi-agency team is taking to clear goods at the port. This problem is not only affecting the flower industry but other sectors as well,” said Fertiliser Association of Kenya chairman Eustace Muriuki.