Sly Marikiti Brokers

For several weeks last year, a team of the Nation Media Group's Specials and Investigations unit went out on an experiential assignment, to track the flow of fresh food produce from the farm to the market and to document the intricate details in between. Details that include the harsh business environment that farmers are subjected to, leading them to meagre earnings from their produce that are otherwise sold at a premium to the consumers. In between are dynamics that include brokers or middle men and other factors affecting business in fresh markets such as Marikiti here in Nairobi.
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