Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) held a 2 days summit last week to discuss the way forward in ensuring a peaceful elections.
The event brought together various stakeholders in the private sector, cohesion, politicians and members of the public. President Uhuru Kenyatta was present and committed himself to peaceful campaigns for next year’s election.
However the opposition leaders refused to attend the summit citing that KEPSA was an appendage of the Jubilee administration. I find this a very strange allegation.
The private sector is made up of Kenyans from all walks of life, political party affiliations not withstanding. Any business person at the moment would naturally support the Jubilee administration not because of political reasons, but because of economic reasons.
World bank has indicated that Kenya is one of the fastest growing economy in Africa. Now who in the private sector wouldn’t be happy with an administration that is ensuring such growth. Maybe that’s what the opposition leaders meant; that the private sector in Kenya is so comfortable with the Jubilee administration.