Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko:

Kenya: "Revive flower sector to curb job loss"

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called for a meeting between the government and flower farmers to address rising job losses.

The governor said hundreds of flower farm workers in Naivasha had been sent home in the last couple of years due to various challenges facing the sector. 

Sonko revisited the closure of the once flourishing Karuturi Flower Farm saying more than 4,000 residents lost their jobs critically affecting the lakeside town's economy. 

He termed the construction of the dry port and industrial park in Naivasha a game-changer, noting that the projects will be of benefit to residents.

Sonko said the numerous job opportunities from the two projects should be given to youths who have been jobless ever since the flower farm was closed down.

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