Interconnectivity of Continents

By Charles Wanguhu

Well with Ash rising over European skies causing all kinds of travel chaos, it is quite suprising and hard to fathom the impact of one volcano is having on the continent of europe and over its neighbours.

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi a stink has engulfed the main cargo centre where once freshly cut flowers and vegetables are now rotting. As of sunday a $12 Million stockpile worth  of vegetables and roses had piled in cold rooms at the airport.

But more suprising is the impact its having on Naivasha a small lakeside town  is all the more uprising. The flower industry is the main employer in the town with an approximate 50,000 employees. With one flower farmer forced to throw 6.5 tonnes of roses into a compost pit and losses being compounded day by day, nerves are already setting in with fears of unemployment rising.

The only hope is that the European airspaces will clear by the peak period of Mothers day. We all are as citizens of the world  really  interconnected.

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One Reply to “Interconnectivity of Continents”

  1. Parag

    The Icelandic volcano has caused havoc across Europe and its neighbors. Air services are the worst hit with very few aircraft’s able to fly and passengers are stranded. Kenya’s horticulture industry too suffering the brunt as it is one of the main sources of income for the country.
    Jomo Kenyatta airport

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