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Workers sorting bananas and arranging them into creates at Twiga Foods Limited in Syokimau in Nairobi on May 30, 2019. www.theexchange.africa

According to Twiga, the transition was made in full compliance with the labour laws. Every impacted employee receives one month’s pay notice, termination pay of 15 days for every year worked, and pay for all outstanding leave days. The impacted employees have also been granted the first right of refusal to transition to the new model.

The company had in October stopped its engagement with expatriates who were offering different services across various departments.

Twiga has also cut its staff per diem for the remaining staff from a high of Sh4, 000 to Sh1, 000 where accommodation has been provided on a single room bed and breakfast basis.

The firm also has limited employees’ travel allowances to those whose work necessitates them to travel for more than 75 per cent of the month.