NASA demonstrations negatively affecting the economy, says Kiraithe

Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe at a past media briefing .PHOTO/ FILE

Nairobi, KENYA: The government on Thursday said the country’s economy has been deteriorating and facing a decline in the past few months.

Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday, Government spokesman Erick Kiraithe said that if there are no concrete measures taken, the country is going to face an economic crisis in the coming months.

Kiraithe said the demonstrations by National Super Alliance (NASA), are to blame majorly for the slow growth of the economy, thus urging them to seek an alternative way of expressing their grievances without touching the stability of the businesses in the country.

The government spokesman noted that, NASA should be busy telling Kenyans what they will do for them in terms of business growth, creation of youth jobs and uniting Kenyans, rather than creating tension that end up destabilizing the country peace.

“Kenyans have no problem with elections but greatest concern is kind of campaign adopted by NASA.” Kiraithe said.

On the other hand,Kiraithe said that the government has launched investigations over the police brutality witnessed on the University of Nairobi students during the demonstrations.

He therefore urged the students that have any information/evidence regarding the incident to present it to the nearest police station for further follow up.

However, he stated that police will tomorrow maintain law and order across the country whether there will be demonstrations or not.