"The prolonged political season
due to a re-run of the presidential polls could lead
to increased inflation and thus high cost of basic
goods," Shah said.
"We ask that as politicians hit
their campaign trails, they observe and respect the
rule of law and endeavor to put their country before
self for the sake of peace and development," he
Kenyans went to polls on Aug. 8, whose results
were nullified by the Supreme Court on Sept. 1,
citing irregularities, after veteran opposition
leader Raila Odinga challenged the win of President
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries
Commission has set Oct. 17 for a fresh polls pitting
President Kenyatta against Odinga.
Shah said that businesses are looking forward to
the end of the election cycle so as to maintain jobs
and ensure that the economy is not affected leading
to macro-economic instability.
"We ask that the elections be carried out without
undue delays or extensions, as prolonged political
seasons are costly to the Kenyan economy," he added.