All you need to know about 3 companies NRM has announced boycott

This is what you probably didn't know about the three firms.

Among other companies, which the Opposition want to paralyse, include mobile service providers, crucial food producing companies and other service industries.

Safaricom Limited

Kenya’s leading mobile services provider with many services ranging from telephone services and mobile money transfer which has the nationwide strong network coverage.

Safaricom’s image went into shades with Raila Odinga’s National Resistance Movement after its alleged involvement in the transmission of results from polling stations to a France based server through Private Virtual Network (VPN). The server terminated, according to Mr Odinga.

Safaricom’s’ CEO, Mr Bob Collymore who is on an ‘extended medical leave’ told Mr Odinga to stop making speculations to effect that the firm’s six employees were involved in the malpractices in which IEBC was condemned for illegalities and  irregularities by the Supreme Court.

It is not clear if Mr Odinga’s Safaricom line will be deactivated owing to the recent developments/. His team has earned its supporters against using MPESA and other products associated with Safaricom Limited.

Safaricom runs several business units including a foundation dubbed Safaricom Foundation, short term credit loan M-Shwari and Okoa Jahazi, cab hailing services Little Cab, Fibre Home, Vuma, Lipa na MPESA and M-Tiba. Safaricom MPESA users move close to Sh15 billion daily.

Brookside 

Kenya’s leading maker of milk products, with over 45 per cent of market share. Incumbent President Mr Uhuru Kenyatta is highly associated with the ownership of the company.

In the run up to the bungled august 8 polls, the price of products associated with the company shot in a record high in a move the opposition associated with a scheme to collect campaign cash for Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta.

The head office of Brookside Dairies is located along Thika Road in Ruiru.

Brookside Dairies is the largest milk processing company in Kenya, where it controls 45 percent of the dairy market, as at January 2016.

The company's products, including fresh and powdered milk, yogurt and butter, are distributed in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Brookside Dairies was established in 1993. In 2009, the Gulf-area-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital paid US$18.7 million for 10 percent shareholding in the business. In 2014, French yogurt maker Danone paid an undisclosed sum to acquire a 40 percent stake in Brookside. At the start of 2013 Brookside expanded by buying stakes in rival milk processing plants in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda.

"When Jubilee took power, dairy farmers were being paid a maximum of Ksh.35 per litre. Consumers were paying Ksh.72 per litre (Sh. 36 per half litre packet). Today, farmers will be lucky to get Sh. 35 per litre yet consumers are paying Sh. 120 per kilo (Sh.60 per half litre packet). The processors margin has increased almost threefold," the team said in a statement to the press.

Bidco Industries

Previously Bidco Oil Refineries Limited (BORL), Bidco Industries is a multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Thika, Kenya with subsidiaries and distributorships across 16 countries in East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa.

Oils and FatsBaking ProductsDetergents & Laundry Soaps Personal Care & Beauty Hygiene and animal Feeds. Some of the renowned products include Bidco Oil, Kimbo, Golden Fry and White Star soap, which are commonly packaged for small scale earners.

Bidco Africa owns over 40 brands and is the largest producer, marketer, and retailer of consumer goods in the region.

The company has registered record 30,000 farmers who are trained and educated in the most advanced farming techniques, “so they may gain the most profitable results and of the best quality,” the company says on its website.

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