Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Businesses Close in Fear of Electoral Violence in Kenya .... Is it true ?

The city was one of the epicentres of post-election violence five years ago, which left some 1,500 people around the country dead and 500,000 more displaced. Kisumu is home to the country's prime minister, Raila Odinga, a presidential candidate in both the 2007 and the upcoming elections.

Many businesses have closed for Christmas and to reopen only after the elections if things are shaping good. This leaves thousands already jobless. With rise in activities of criminal gangs in 2012 using tactics of (extortion) and intimidation to create fear, police is gearing up to maintain law and order and more to keep up Kenya's image as a maturing democracy which would get tarnished for a long time otherwise and severely hurt the countries economy mainly on the tourism sector.

Read more ...

No comments:

Post a Comment