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Byline: Muchiri Gitonga
Small players in the tourism industry are crying foul over the Tourism Bill which they claim is skewed in favour of big firms.
Despite having been involved in its formulation, discontented groups see it as deliberately sidelining aspirations of upcoming community-based enterprises and regional associations.
"In principal the Bill tries to safeguard the interests of a few players without looking at the sustainability of tourism products," says Mr Saiko ole Lemaiyan, coordinator of the Kenya Community-Based Tourism Networks.
Lobbying to have the Bill amended to accommodate regional marketing bodies and to provide a mechanism …