•On Monday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the protests had cost the country Sh2 billion.
•He explained that many people avoided Nairobi's Central Business District for fear of their vehicles being damaged.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has revealed that the county lost about Sh40 million due to the Azimio protests that occurred on Monday.
Speaking on Tuesday at City Hall, Sakaja said the county collected less than half of the daily revenue collection.
“We collected Sh30.3 million yesterday (Monday) which is not even half of our regular daily revenue collection,” he said.
On a daily average, the Governor revealed that the county collects between Sh70 million and Sh80 million.
However, the cost of damages cost on the infrastructure might exceed Sh40 million as the county is still analyzing the damages.
The County boss explained that services that are accessed digitally had low interaction and it showed residents kept off the system.
"This shows you how greatly Nairobi was affected by the protests and if we allow this to happen every Monday, the county will lose more," Sakaja added.
The Governor was speaking during the launch of the Rapid Results Initiative.
He explained that many people avoided Nairobi's Central Business District for fear of their vehicles being damaged.
On Monday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the protests had cost the country Sh2 billion.
“Due to lack of business in the Nairobi CBD, the country has lost almost Sh2 billion in terms of business and the money could have been circulating in the economy,” he stated.
Gachagua explained that a number of business people did not open their premises for fear of looting and destruction of property having considered what happened in Kisumu where chairs and food were looted,” he added