FEDERATION of Kenya Employers has added its voice to groups calling on people to resume duty after prolonging the voting break. FKE warned that the slowdown in production and business activities could impact negatively on the economy.
"We therefore wish to appeal to those who are yet to return to work and to all those employers who are yet to open their businesses to urgently do so and to continue with their normal activities," said FKE executive director Jacqueline Mugo in a statement.
FKE now joins investor lobby groups such as Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Kenya Private Sector Alliance in rallying people to go back to normal business.
Though the government had only set aside one day, Monday March 4 as a public holiday to give people time to vote, in many urban towns and industrial zones workers are yet to resume duty.
The prices of most basic food commodities and items have gone up over the last five days owing to low produce getting to markets due to reduced production or transport hitches attributed to the break.
On Tuesday, giant retailer Nakumatt said it close its stores early because of transport problems its employees face after late closure. Public transport services had not resumed fully by Friday because of the low number of commuters.