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Economic sabotage call by Kenya opposition backward – Finance Minister

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9  – Kenya Finance minister on Thursday moved to calm markets down following an economic sabotage call by the Opposition.

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich says the economic boycott called by the National Super Alliance (National Resistance Movement) will have no impact on the economy.

This comes a week after the opposition called on its supporters to shun services and products from Safaricom, milk processor Brookside and fast goods manufacturer Bidco Kenya,

He says the move will do more harm than good to the supporters.

Rotich termed the move as backward and has no place in modern Kenya.

“It never happens in a progressive country at all to tell somebody, ‘don’t buy this or that,’ its completely ridiculous, I believe it will have no confidence,” he said.

NASA says the boycott is an act of economic sabotage against corporates they claim are affiliated to the Jubilee administration.

The opposition boycotted the repeat of the presidential election after it was nullified by the Supreme Court.

Raila Odinga told his supporters to stay home, however, Jubilee supporters went to the polling stations and gave the ruling President over 7 million votes.

“You cannot put another policy that will bring more harm to your people and you are not addressing the needs of Kenyans,” he added.


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