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Gikomba Traders Vow To Boycott 2022 Elections


Gikomba market traders have vowed not to take part in the 2022 general elections if the government does not resolve the persistent fire outbreaks in the market.

This is after they lost millions of shillings to a fire incident that broke out in the market last night.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio News, a trader Ann Wambui Mwangi says that they will not vote for a government that is ‘irresponsible.’

“We want to tell the government that as long as they treat us as non-Kenyans we will also not vote for anyone because we do not see a reason to vote for a government that is irresponsible. We always vote but do not see any change, all we see is pain because our property gets burnt every time. We are not going to support any person because they are not helping us with anything,” said Wambui.

She has also blamed the government for not investigating the root course of the mysterious fire outbreaks in the market.


“We want to ask the government to look for ways to catch the culprits who burn down the market and bring down the traders. The government and other investigative officers only work hard to catch thieves and killers but do not work hard to catch the criminals who burn down the market and bring the economy to a standstill,” Wambui told Ghetto Radio News.

Wambui has further asked the government to fulfill the promise of securing the market by building a perimeter wall.

 “The government promised to secure the market for us by building the perimeter wall and gates and building good structures for us but till now nothing has been done. We no longer have anyone to trust with our market,” Wambui stated.

The recent fire started yesterday at around 11 pm burning down business structures and property worth millions.

This is also after the National Metropolitan Services was granted permission by the court to evict traders for the expansion of the hospital.