Nairobi News


Traders barred from City market

Dozens of traders who usually sell meat products atop wooden structures have been barred from the City market  .

The officials say only traders with stalls will be allowed to access to the market.

The barred traders usually set up their structures along the market’s corridors and sell fish fillets, chicken and beef. Health officials blame them for the market’s deteriorating hygiene.

The traders camped outside the market on Tuesday. They argued that have been paying daily levies to the county government between sh50 and sh 100.

The order to vacate the market was issued last Friday by Director of Markets J.A. Abwori .

Martin Omolo, one of the traders, said they will incur huge loses.

“We are afraid some of our meat will start rotting since our fridges are full. Right now we do not have anywhere to store them,” he said.

“We are calling upon the director of markets and the governor Kidero to consider our businesses,” he said.

City Market Traders Chairman Mr Meshack  Mbuthia  supported the efforts to keep the market clean.

“We are asking the county government to continue keeping the market clean as it is right now” he said.