Kenyans face slowdown in economic growth ahead of polls

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich (left) with his Transport counterpart James Macharia during the Kenya Public Private Partnership Roads Investor Conference at Safari Park Hotel on November 15, 2016. The government says it has put in place measures to shield the country from negative effects of election politics. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The government maintains it has put in place measures to shield the country from the negative effects of election politics.
  • With seven months to the polls, the cyclic effect that elections have on Kenya’s economy have begun to show.
  • Job losses, salary freezes, high cost of credit and increased adoption of technology turned it into a year the business sector and Kenyans would like to forget. 
  • The bitter standoff over whether the General Election will be manually or electronically conducted is one of the examples Mr Satchu gives on how politics hurts the economy.

Kenyans should be worried about a slowdown in economic growth this year as we head to the General Election, experts have warned.

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