Safaricom Dealers Association say 1 million jobs on the line over boycott

Safaricom Dealers Association led by their chairperson Esther Muchemi (second from right) address the media. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Safaricom Dealers Association have said that they risk losing one million workers if the ongoing calls by NASA to boycott the telecommunications provider escalates.

In a media briefing in Nairobi on Monday, a group of 400 Safaricom dealers led by their chairperson Esther Muchemi , said that it is because of Safaricom that they are over one Million Kenyans who have jobs up to date across the country.

“No other company in the sector, be it Airtel ,Orange and the rest have been willing to invest in the local business community like Safaricom.” Said Muchemi.

She argued that Safaricom has been the highest taxpayer in the country for the last 10 years.

“If we do not have Safaricom, which business will we have as a country ?boycotting Safaricom means that this association cannot provide you with telecommunication services, and more than 1 million people will lose their Jobs immediately,” Muchemi said.

“These are your brothers and sisters ,they have families to feed and children to educate.Already there are too many of us Kenyans who are unemployed.” She added.

She further appealed to Kenyans to desist the urge to kill businesses for the sake of politics.

Last week, National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders  gave a list of companies that they want their supporters to boycott, as part of the process of National Resistance Movement.

The leaders named Safaricom, Bidco Industries, and Brookside Diaries as some of the companies their supporters should boycott.

READ: Nasa leaders call for boycott of Safaricom, Brookside, Bidco products