Politics cost hoteliers in Kisumu Kshs 200m

The hospitality industry in Kisumu County is counting huge loses as political tensions persist.

Hoteliers say they have lost over 200 million shillings in the last one month as organizations cancel conference bookings on fears of political uncertainty.

Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang Nyong’o literally calling each and every organization that had cancelled their booking in various hotels in Kisumu County as political aftershocks hits hard the hospitality industry.

Players in the hospitality industry estimate that hoteliers have lost over 200 million shillings in the last one month as organizations keep off the town on fears that their conferences would be misconstrued politically ahead of the October polls.

Trouble started when rowdy youth stormed one of the hotels in the county violently ejecting dozens of women who were in civic conference on suspicion that they were buying ids from locals.

Nyongo wants civic organizations intending to hold conferences in the county to employ an open door policy and engage all stakeholders to avoid unnecessary suspicion.

Nyong’o has also cautioned locals from taking the law into their own hands but instead address issues through the county or national government administration. Three people were arrested in the hotel storming incident.

 Also Read: Gender commission wants youths who attacked women in Kisumu arrested


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