By: Kenya Today News bits team
HAWKERS along many Nairobi streets are finding difficulties in selling their inauguration merchandizes.
“watu hawanunui hizi picha za rais-elect” (people are not buying these (uhuru’s) potraits ) said one hawker.
As the swearing in ceremony approaches, Kenya’s most booming business during elections-selling graphical contents with an ‘admired’ politician’s portrait-in calenders, flyers, posters and many others has this time around suffered massively.
Another hawker was even more blunt.
“Enyewe Raira (sic) alikuwa kitoweo chetu” (Raila was our livelihood).
Days after Raila’s concession speech, some hawkers still had images of him with a big caption reading DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL or the now known cliche :THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT.
More than 60% of Nairobi residents are supporters of CORD leader Raila Odinga, revelations from the hawkers who mostly hail from Muranga county is a confirmation that the country is divided down in the middle. It will take a while for the CORD supporters to fully embrace Uhuru Kenyatta.
The post election violence on social media did not help matters either, a few are optimistic that in several months Kenyans will have moved on.