Kenya has lost too many big firms that move elsewhere
Whenever any industry is in trouble, the consequences are usually severe and often have ripple effects. Financial, manufacturing and hospitality (tourism) sectors are some of the sectors in which Kenya has lost. Many companies have shifted their bases to other countries, the latest being Sameer Africa, the manufacturers of Yana tyres. We have seen this happening before to several others such as Colgate Kenya, Cadbury Kenya, Procter and Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser. Obviously, when this happens, thousands are rendered jobless. This is in cognisance of the high levels of unemployment and poverty in the country and by extension, in the developing countries. So, much may be said during this campaign period about how things are good or how leaders will make them better, but we must not forget this is happening. It deteriorates our economy. We must protect manufacturing industries to create jobs.
HARRISON IKUNDA Nairobi