Nairobi - It has been a tough year for Peter Kinywa, a trader in one of Nairobi's touristy Masai markets.
Business has plummeted as tourists stay away from Kenya following the bloody post-election chaos early this year, and soaring food and fuel prices have put more pressure on his dwindling budget.
Yet the misery looks set to continue for Peter, 45, and others like him as the effects of the global credit crisis begin to trickle also into Africa.
Africa's economy has so far remained relatively unscathed by the global financial meltdown, largely due to its limited exposure to global markets.
But Africa's economies are not immune, only isolated, and Kinywa says he is already beginning to feel the pinch.