By Bell Pere.
Kajiado County Governor, Joseph ole Lenku has blamed the country’s political state for slowing down of businesses and development projects within the County.
Speaking during a burial ceremony in Ongata Rongai, he stated that some of his projects such as the relocation of Ngong dumpsite and construction of Gataka – Oloolua road have been hampered due to politics.
“Construction of Gataka – Oloolua road was set to commence on October 11th but politics has slowed things down. I initiated the relocation of Ngong dumpsite but this too has not happened,” said Lenku.
“Businesses in Ongata Rongai are closing down due to the slowing economy caused by the heightened political fever,” he noted.
“No investor is willing to invest in a climate of fear,” he said.
Speaking to Kajiado County Press, Peter Muiruri a small liquor store owner at Ongata Rongai said that for four weeks he has not had any stock coming into his store, especially the small liquor brands that are mostly consumed by majority of his customers.
“My shelves have been empty for up to seven weeks ever since the nullification of elections by the Supreme Court. My landlord wants his rent, but I can no longer promise to pay up in time,” lamented Muiruri.
Justin Pere, an owner of a brokerage company that deals in property and real estate business in Ongata Rongai, said that for the past few months, finding a property buyer or investor has been difficult.