Naivas, Quickmart Supermarkets Will Close On Election Day

By Lynnet Okumu / Published August 2, 2022 | 4:27 pm




KEY POINTS

For Naivas online shoppers, the supermarket has said that its e-commerce platform will allow orders, but no deliveries will be made on election day.


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The two retailers have a branch count of over 120 stores across the country. Other outlets such as Carrefour, Tuskys, and Chandarana are yet to communicate if they will remain open or closed during the period.


Naivas and Quickmart supermarkets have announced that all their branches will remain close on August 9th to allow all their staff and partners to exercise their voting right.

The two retail outlets have therefore advised their customers to ensure they get whatever they need before the date which is fast approaching.

For Naivas online shoppers, the supermarket has said that its e-commerce platform will allow orders, but no deliveries will be made on election day.

The two retailers have a branch count of over 120 stores across the country. Other outlets such as Carrefour, Tuskys, and Chandarana are yet to communicate if they will remain open or closed during the period.

Most bar service providers in the country have also announced to close on the eve of the August 9 election.

In the previous elections conducted in Kenya, most business premises were closed save for a few service providers in the transport industry, restaurants, and kiosks.

With less than a week left until Kenya’s general election, some business owners are also afraid of operating on the 9th due to previous occurrences that have led to the loss of their resources.

The situation is normally worse in towns and one biggest prayer among business owners is for peace to prevail during and after the general election.

Companies have reported a reduction in orders in the run-up to the general election according to the latest survey by the Central Bank of Kenya

The Monetary Policy Committee CEOs Survey attributes this to the elections slated for August 9, as well as high inflation that has constrained consumer spending.






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