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Gov’t Bows To Pressure From Kisumu Traders, To Open Market Complex


The National Government has finally bowed to pressure from traders and is set to officially open the Uhuru Business Park Market Complex today.

Traders who had been allocated stalls at the market complex have been piling pressure on the national government and county government to give them access to the market.

This is after they went through a successful balloting process that was used to allocate the stalls to the traders.

“We still do not have access to the market despite the successful alocations. We had already started to move our goods inside the market,” lamented the traders.

Kisumu County Regional Commissioner Magu Mutindika stated that they will open the market together with Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

According to Mutindika, the market is yet to accommodate the over 2000 traders who were displaced from the Kisumu Port area.


Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko had overseen the balloting process where traders had received the stalls.

“You have gone through a lot of challenges and as we promised, today we are fulfilling our promise as the national government,”Ouko had said.

The market which was built by the National government will give a new home to the traders who were displaced to give room for the refurbishment of the port.

By Jacob Oluoch