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Over 360 Kisumu traders to be resettled in Maendeleo market


More than 360 traders in Kisumu are set to be resettled at the newly established Maendeleo market from Monday next week.

The market will mainly be for those whose businesses were affected after demolitions along Gumbe road.

This follows a security meeting which also attended by traders on Wednesday that resolved to restore order at the facility.

The Kisumu Central sub county security committee team organised the meeting after traders complained about runaway insecurity at the market within the main bus park terminus.

Kisumu Maendeleo Market chairman Philip Nyago told Ghetto Radio that they are going to use the opportunity to flush out over 40 ghost traders who illegally acquired business premises.


“This market was mainly constructed to cover over 360 traders whose businesses were demolished along Gumbe road. Resettlement will commence on Monday. This comes a few days after we held a meeting with Kisumu Central Security team and the traders. The traders themselves raised several issues issues.  I want to assure them that the 40 ghost traders are going to be flushed out from block H,” Said Nyago.

Businesses are yet to pick up several months after Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o commissioned the market. Traders say a group of people, claiming to be offering security, invaded the market with outrageous demands

Kisumu Central deputy county commissioner John Cheruiyot ordered fresh resettlement of the traders in strict adherence to the list published by the county government.