Kenya: Ensure exports reach the market, MPs tell State

Two MPs have asked the Kenyan government to find ways of having tea, flowers, coffee and other exports reach the international market as the world fights to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Suba South MP John Mbadi and his Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung’wa also appealed to the National Treasury to initiate talks with lending partners with a view to having the country’s debts rescheduled as the prospect of missing revenue targets grows real with time.

The two lawmakers told the government not to adopt the wait-and-see attitude but engage Kenya’s trade partners immediately.

“We must allow cargo to fly in and out of the country. If Kenya cannot get this rolling, we will suffer greatly in terms of customs duty,” Mr Mbadi, the National Assembly Minority Leader, told the Nation.

Read more at the Daily Nation (David Mwere)

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