Cadbury to shut Nairobi factory at end of month

Cadbury Kenya has announced its intention to close down its manufacturing plant in Nairobi this month, in what it termed as part of a global transformation strategy to reinvent its supply chain. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The company said it would cease all manufacturing operations in Kenya by the end of this month and only retain the marketing and distribution functions of the business.
  • Its exit means that about 400 people will have lost their jobs in a week, factoring in the 99 employees of Eveready whose services have been terminated.
  • “The decision has been taken after careful consideration and extensive due diligence, and allows Cadbury Kenya to invest in creating a more commercially focused business in East Africa, with Kenya as its hub,” said Ms Navisha Bechan-Sewkuran, the firm’s corporate and government affairs lead for Southern, Central and Eastern Africa.

Cadbury Kenya has announced its intention to close down its manufacturing plant in Nairobi this month, in what it termed as part of a global transformation strategy to reinvent its supply chain.

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