Following the Monday protest on the living standard organized by Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga, business people in Kenya have condemned the action, claiming that it resulted in the destruction of properties worth millions of shillings and demanding that the coalition pay for the damages.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Nelson Waithaka, Chairman of Muthurwa Market, who was accompanied by other business leaders from Korogocho and Githurai, among others, explained that the protest had caused significant damage to traders, particularly those dealing with perishable goods.
“Siku ya Jana watu wa biashara ama wachuuzi wadogo haswa wale wa bishara ya kuuza chakula walienda hasara kubwa sana jana.Hizi hasara hatujui nani atagharamia.” He Said.
The opposition leader stated that they will be demonstrating every Monday until their cry is heard, a move that was not taken in good faith by the traders, who claimed that they will incur significant losses for which they have no idea who will pay.
“Maandamano ya sahii ni ya kuharibu bishara na haikuwa ya amani.Sisi kama wafanyi biashara Nairobi tungetaka waangazie hasara ambazo tutakuwa tukihesabu kila Jumatatu, ni nani atakuwa akigaramia?”Added Waithaka
Tonzi radio observed that the demonstrations were highly chaotic, with some protestors engaging in a battle with police officers, resulting in some of them being arrested, and a student from Maseno University dying after being shot during the demonstration.