Eldoret bussiness community made losses valued at over sh 500 million during GEN Z protests-says KNCCI

The business commmunity in Eldoret lost more than sh 500 million during the recent GEN Z protests.

Chairman of the Chamber of commerce and industry in Uasin Gishu Willy Kenei says Timber Xo club associated with Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi lost upto sh 200 million in value of business and damages assets.

Mobile phone shops, electronic shops and other shops in Eldoret town CBD also incured heavy losses running into millions of shillings as a result of vandalism and looting.

“We also had loses in terms of bussiness cancellation at hotels and also general destruction of othet county assets”, said Kenei.

He spoke at a neeting where Uasin Gishu governor Dr Jonathan Bii hoated elders and leaders of the bussines community to discus restoration of peace and unity among communities in the region.

Bii and Kenei said following the protests, President Ruto had committed to deal with issues raised by the youth.

“We comment the president for the move and aw governor I also urge our youth and other residents to value peace and unity at all times”, said Bii.

He said the youth were free to air their views on issues in the country but it was important that they do so while ensuring peace prevails.

“Without peace we can not achieve development and and we should safe guard the gains we have made as a nation instead of destroying what we have built over the year”, said Bii.

Kenei said they would work with the county governmemt to provide a good bussiness environment in the town.

He asked all leaders to support President Ruto in efforts to unite the country and create jobs for youth.

Bii urged the elders and the clergy to also work closely with the youth especially on the need to keep peace and tap the available empowerment opportunities.

The county government suffered heavy losses during the protests turned violence during a county court two cars were torched along with the county library.