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Kenyans break for Saba Saba Holiday

08 July 2014, 11:13 Pauline Nyumu

Nairobi - Despite the government threatening to fire workers who absconded duty on Monday, many Kenyans chose to stay indoors in various parts of the country.

In Siaya, it was a holiday like any other.

The Standard reports that Governor Cornel Rasanga had ordered public workers in Siaya to stay at home to celebrate the Saba Saba holiday.

In Nairobi, some workers and business owners chose to stay at home for fear of violence.

Businesses were left counting losses, even as the shilling dipped and stocks slumped at the NSE as investors waited to see the outcome of the rally.

According to Business Daily, economic activity at the Nairobi CBD dropped 50 percent.

Those who managed to report to work, however, enjoyed smooth traffic flow and cheap fares owing to few commuters.

In a twitter post, @frankmwax10 said, “At this hour from work, no traffic on #mombasaroad, then 20/- from tao to zimmerman. #sabasaba was a blessing in disguise."

Another tweet from @RogerObare read, “I liked #SabaSaba from a traffic perspective. I enjoyed my drive to and from work.”

The rally, which stretched beyond the 5pm deadline, ended peacefully with 13 ‘Okoa Kenya’ resolutions.

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