>> It's east Africa's key trade hub and the country of choice for multi-nationals to do business. But a rerun of a disputed election has left Kenya battered and bruised. Days of often violent protests have left businesses struggling to get back on their feet.>> Food prices has gone high, all commodities have gone up.
So it is affecting us, those people who are in the business sector.>> It's quite sad. And we are looking up to our leaders and asking them, can they have no dialogue? Can they come down and listen to Kenyans on the ground?>> Private sector activity in Kenya dropped to a record low in October and output has contracted for six straight months.
The economy grew at 5% in the first half of the year, falling short of forecasts. A severe drought in the first quarter not helping matters.>> We have a credit crunch. Our biggest supermarket's on the floor. You can't get credit if you're an SME. The economy has slowed down.
It's what I would call at a cliff edge.>> The Supreme Court nullified the country's August election, which saw President Kenyatta win. He also won the rerun in October, but opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted that poll, which was marred by violent protests. And the matter is far from resolved as part of Odinga's call for a national resistance movement.
The opposition wants supporters to boycott three big companies it says benefit from ties to the government, including Telecom's giant, Safaricom. Odinga has until Monday to file a supreme court case, seeking to overturn the election.