"Time for an interview? I have a lot of time at the moment," said Owino Onyango, sweating as he stepped out of his blacksmith's shop in Nairobi to talk business, and politics. "Business goes with politics: if politics go down, business also goes down", said the 64-year-old, grumbling about the "unhealthy" political climate in Kenya since the Supreme Court's September annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta's election. Election seasons stifle the economy in Kenya, but this year's protracted crisis, with many weeks of court disputes and street protests, has been particularly bad for business. Onyango appears hard at work, hammering a glowing shaft of metal fresh from the forge, but his industry is an illusion.