Covid-19 exposes gulf between the rich and poor

Ford Foundation facilitates a discussion on the state of Kenya's economy, in Nairobi on January 29, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A majority of residents who supply a big chunk of the workforce in Nairobi’s service industry have been out of work for two weeks now.
  • The closure of markets in the North Rift and Kiambu has greatly disrupted the food supply chain in Nairobi.

Dressed in a bright green T-shirt and dark sunglasses, Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli slumped in a chair as his head nodded to Congolese rhumba musician Sarah Solo, who was seated next to him, singing.


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