Why you need to do all your shopping before Election Day
Kenyans will be compelled to stockpile their household supplies this weekend to avoid a likely scenario of running short of foodstuff and other necessities on the polling day.
This after an announcement by all major supermarkets in the country that they will remain closed on Tuesday August 8, 2017, as Kenyans go to the polls to elect new leaders.
Leading retail chains Nakumatt and Naivas are among the supermarkets that have published public notices to inform their customers of the impending one-day closure to allow their customers and staff to vote.
We shall remain closed on 8th Aug to allow our customers & staff to vote. Enjoy shopping with us over the weekend… #Peace✌ pic.twitter.com/IFFSpYve6N
— naivas Supermarket (@naivas_kenya) August 4, 2017
The other major retail chain, Tuskys has also said they close business on the polling day with normal operations expected to resume on Wednesday 9, 2017.
— Nakumatt (@Nakumatt) August 2, 2017