Sections of Gikomba demolished to pave way for road expansion
Traders at Gikomba market on Tuesday woke up to demolitions of their stalls to pave way for road construction.
The demolition exercise was carried out late at night by the National Youth Service under the watchful eyes of GSU officers.
The demolitions comes just two weeks after fire razed a section of the market leaving hundreds of traders counting huge loses.
The government also promised to modernised the market infrastructure, with the first phase set to be concluded within three months.
But some of the traders claim that there has been no official communication from the Nairobi Metropolitan Services since the incident happened.
Business at the market was further affected by a ban on mitumba as a containment measure for Covid-19. The ban has since been lifted.