Kepsa pushes for peace­ful polls in a meet with MPs

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

The Kenya Pri­vate Sec­tor Al­liance will be push­ing for busi­ness-friendly laws and a peace­ful 2017 gen­eral elec­tions, as in­dus­try cap­tains meet leg­is­la­tors in Mombasa to­day.

Kepsa has part­nered with the Na­tional As­sem­bly to host the 16th Speaker’s Round­table Fo­rum themed “se­cur­ing Kenya’s com­pet­i­tive­ness through an en­abling leg­isla­tive frame­work”.

The two-day fo­rum will fo­cus on improving Kenya’s com­pet­i­tive­ness and her pre­pared­ness ahead of the next year’s elec­tions.

“The fo­cus on elec­tion pre­pared­ness will high­light the crit­i­cal role of the Na­tional As­sem­bly in se­cur­ing peace­ful elec­tions and safe­guard­ing Kenya’s eco­nomic mo­men­tum,” Kepsa said in a state­ment.

The move is part of Kepsa’s ef­forts to abate losses in­curred by the busi­ness com­mu­nity dur­ing elec­tion­eer­ing pe­ri­ods as a re­sult of vi­o­lence, as wit­nessed in 200708.

“Our fo­cus has been on propos­ing rec­om­men­da­tions on amend­ments that en­hance re­forms in Kenya’s busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment,” Kepsa chair­man Den­nis Awori said.

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