Mombasa,KENYA:Business persons in Kongowea market are counting loses after a huge number of Mombasa residents traveled to different parts of the country to exercise their democratic rights and over fears of violence.
Speaking to Baraka FM on Thursday , one of the businessmen in Kongowea claimed some of his perishable goods had gone bad owing to the fact that majority have deserted the town.
” Our businesses have gone down because many have travelled home, so we have experienced a negative impact and we only ask them to come back because elections are over and we are only waiting for the final results.” James Muriungi a trader at the market said.
The Kongowea market chairlady Asha Hamisi urged business persons not to be doubtful of the security matters of the place urging the Kongowea market business fraternity to embark on their daily activities, giving a word to ensure decent existence and peaceful coexistence of the people under the premise.
“ The voting process was conducted peacefully and for that reason we should not be afraid of anything, I believe upheavals will not erupt just because one will be defeated, what is required of the for the loser is to concede.” Hamisi said.
Most businesses around Mombasa have remain closed for the third day in a row following Tuesday’s polls.