The government has been called upon to safeguard businesses and investments from political upheavals and assure the business community of their investments security.
Speaking to the press from Thika town, Urithi Housing Society Chairman Samuel Maina said that the recent shape in politics is unpredictable and leaves them in uncertainty as to whether their businesses are secure.
Maina said that it is upon the government to protect them as a business community and ensure that no matter what political step the country will take their businesses will remain secure.
He added that the untold effects caused by the political intolerance on the economy have forced them to consider the ‘wait and see’ aspect because they don’t know what you expect tomorrow or in the future of the country.
We are living in uncertainty and this has lowered down the micro-economy and thus has massive effects in the macro-economy of the country and the ripple effects to the economy is slowly showing course, Maina expressed.
He stated that the ripple effect on the economy is slowly causing a dry spell in the food sector and that very soon the country might face drought and food crisis.
The country has been trying to feed its people but since we commenced the campaign mood meaningful business went stale and we have experienced a lot of losses including opportunities, lack of funds from donors and other factors, he added.
Maina called for political tolerance adding that the country has so far in this political year experienced massive losses in all sectors and chasing away investors.
“It is incumbent upon the government to secure and assure the business community of their security and that of their businesses and we hereby call upon the government to put in place measures that will ensure that no matter what political state we are in the economy will stabilize itself within time, he said.
He has warned Kenyans that the effects of this political environment might be experienced for years to come as the country has taken years to establish the economic status we are in as the political occurrences in this electioneering period have been causing terror among Kenyans.
The effects of this years politics will be felt across the country for over four years because waking up from a stale economy will take time. It is unfortunate that politics have taken over our peoples minds and they have forgotten that business has no ethnicity, tribe or political affiliations, Maina cautioned.