In Summary
  • Businessmen in Nairobi said they do not want the protests to continue as they had lost a lot after shops were broken into and looted and vehicles damaged by stone-throwing protesters.
  • On Cardinal Otunga Road, for instance, there are three shops with broken windows.
  • Hawkers have been occupying the streets as early as 6 am, taking advantage of a lenient county government that has resorted to dialogue rather than the usual forcible eviction from the CBD.

Businesses in Nairobi  had by Thursday lost more than Sh15 million in looted goods during the Opposition’s anti-IEBC protests, records at the Central Police Station show.

National Police Service Spokesman George Kinoti, however, said the figure could be higher given they were still receiving more reports. “A significant number of people have reported to us but we have not made the aggregate from all parts of the country because there are also reports from Migori, Siaya and other counties,’’ he said last evening.

On Thursday, businessmen in Nairobi said they do not want the protests to continue as they had lost a lot after shops were broken into and looted and vehicles damaged by stone-throwing protesters.

They said protests called by the Opposition were hurting businesses.

BROKEN WINDOWS

On Cardinal Otunga Road, for instance, there are three shops with broken windows. The owners said they are afraid the shops will be  targeted again should the demonstrations continue.

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