NAIROBI

The Kenyan economy is in a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone regardless of their age, ethnicity, social status or profession.

Fishers along the Kenyan coast, who export seafood to Europe and China, say their trade has almost come to a halt since the past few weeks. Only 20% of their catch is being sold as they lack a market now.

“The closure of the Chinese export market has really affected us fishermen,” Ahmed Abdi, a fisherman from Malindi told Anadolu Agency. “There are local sales but for Kenyans fish is fish… they don’t care about the type…

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