Nairobi County government lost millions of shillings as a result of Monday's demonstrations that brought business to a standstill at the Central Business District.
Governor Johnson Sakaja has revealed that the revenue being collected by the City dropped significantly as a result of the protests.
“We collected Sh30.3 million yesterday (Monday) which is not even half of our regular daily revenue collection. And this is because Sh21 million in revenue collected from the land rates and parking Sh1 million,” he said.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on his part on Monday said the protests had cost the country Sh2 billion.
“Due to lack of business in the Nairobi CBD, the country has lost almost Sh2 billion in terms of business and the money could have been circulating in the economy,” he stated.
Governor Sakaja revealed that the county collects between Sh70-Sh80 million on average daily.
" This shows you how greatly Nairobi was affected by the protests an if we allow this to happen every Monday, the county will lose more," Sakaja added.
The Governor was speaking during the launch of the Rapid Results Initiative on Tuesday.
The Monday protest saw many people avoid Nairobi's Central Business District for fear of their vehicles being damaged.