Businesses boom as thousands in Mombasa for annual secondary head teachers conference

Businesswoman sells her second hand clothes to a customer during the ongoing headteachers conference. PHOTO: BARAKA FM

Mombasa, KENYA: Businesspersons in Mombasa are expecting to reap profits in their businesses after thousands of head teachers arrived in the county for the 43rd edition of the annual Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (Kessha) conference.

Chris Mutinda one of the businessmen who is a chef, traveled all the way from Nairobi and said he is expecting his business to boom as the days go by.

“My business has not been doing well since the first day, but I hope as the time goes by things shall be well.” Said Mr. Mutinda.

Bibiana, a seller of second-hand clothes, says that unlike last year the number of attendants seems to have reduced.

“My business has not been doing well since the first day this is due to less number of attendants in this summit, while some of whom attend don’t even come to buy I don’t know where the problem is but I expect more as days go by.” Said Bibiana.

Addressing the media, Kessha national chairman Kahi Indimuli said that education stakeholders are expected to debate on insecurity in learning institutions among other key issues affecting the sector during the meeting.

The week-long event is expected to bring together 8,000 school heads and 2,000 education stakeholders.