, NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 17 – Businessman Chris Kirubi has urged leaders in the country to focus on growing the economy and shun tribal politics.
Kirubi who has interests in various sectors of the economy including media, condemned the Mpeketoni attacks that have left over 60 people dead and urged the country to remain peaceful.
He says continued attacks will scare away investors as businesses cannot survive in chaos.
“Business is going to dry up; people who are planning to set themselves up here are going to change their mind, we must create jobs. You will realise due to instability in the Coast, the land there is totally undeveloped,” he stated.
He urged leaders to instead unite Kenyans pointing out that peace should not be taken for granted.
“The security situation is so grave and all those inciting and causing confusion are not helping the situation. We cannot allow things to happen like we are in the Middle East. Kenya is the cream of East Africa,” he said.
Kirubi was speaking while opening a leadership conference in Nairobi with the motivational speaker and renowned author Brian Tracy.
In an Interview with Capital FM Business Tracy urged the Kenyan government to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and create ease of doing business.
He said for businesses to thrive in the country there needs to be low taxation and fewer regulations.
“Let’s take an example of Singapore, they have low taxation and low regulations thy have more prosperity with no natural resources than any other entity in the history of the world,” he said.
He urged the government to remove the barriers and obstacles of doing business that include easing business registration details.
“Kenyans are ambitious, entrepreneurial, and eager to prosper. If barriers and obstacles are removed entrepreneurship in the country will grow like grass grows after the rains,” he said.
He said the countries with most taxes and regulations are the poorest countries.
“With high taxes and many regulations people cannot start a business, they have no heart, it’s too difficult. Interestingly when Kenyan business people go the United States they are very successful because they don’t have to fight with regulations and taxes all the time,” he said.