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Organisation mourns and praises former President Kibaki
Sunday, 01 May 2022 00:00 am
The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

The Kazi Mashinani Organisation has mourned the passing on of the former President  Mwai Kibaki.

Through its Executive Director Joakim Maragia,the organisation also praised him for having  played a pivotal  role in the promotion of domestic coffee consumption.

Mararagia said it was President Kibaki who instructed his then Local Government Minister Karisa  Maitha (now deceased) to allow  coffee vending in various towns and urban centers  a move that has  witnessed  a tremendous consumption growth.

“At the time  domestic coffee consumption through vending was only 5 per cent as opposed to 60 per cent today and  we in the  sector owe it to former President  Kibaki who we are still mourning following his recent demise and consequent interment at his Othaya home yesterday ,”Maragia noted.

The official said it was gratifying to note the tremendous growth in job creation  following the legalization of coffee vending  .

“As at today coffee vending sector across the country has created over 700,000 jobs and we all owe this success story  to our former president Kibaki  whom even in death still feel the impact of his hand in this now robust  industry ,”the official said.

Added the official “ consumption of vended  coffee is set to rise   tremendously   as  the country enters its cold season which is expected  to last  until the end of August and this will be good news for the sector ,’.

Maragia has however urged vendors to observe  strict hygienic  standards  as they went about their business  pointing out that  safety of the consumers  was key to success of the sector  .