Enterprise

How businesses can overcome poll uncertainty

Prolonged political tension is hurting businesses. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Prolonged political tension is hurting businesses. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Kenyan economy is ailing and nearly all businesses are in state of panic and paralysis.

If the events that followed last week’s repeat presidential votes that were boycotted by the Opposition Nasa are anything to go by there are no signs that political temperatures will die down soon.

With Nasa vowing to press on with clamour for political reforms such as protests, economic boycotts against regime-friendly companies and civil disobedience, the only thing that is certain in near future is businesses will continue hurting.

As the business owners and managers we are worried that things may get worse. That profits may be further eroded, jobs lost and even businesses shut down unless peace and tranquility is restored fast.