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Process to relocate traders to newly constructed market in Kisumu begins

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By Jacob Oluoch

Kisumu Deputy County Commissioner J.K Cheruiyot today led a team in Kisumu to validate details of business traders who were affected by demolitions in various markets.

The traders in the three markets namely Lwang’ni, Akamba lane, Lake Market, Bank Street are set to be relocated to the newly constructed Uhuru Market.

The validation of details comes after a section of those traders filed complaints against a number of imposters who had allegedly showed up.

Each trader was advised to carry an original ID and a copy of a trading license to aid in the validation.

They were also advised to stand on their various spaces where they used to conduct their businesses.

“Today we are here to validate the list of traders who wre listed in the Kenya Gazzete to be relocated to Uhuru market after they were affected by the demolition. We are doing this because within the stipulated time for complaints to file their case, we had some complaining of imposters. So this process will help us come to up. With a good list,” said Cheruiyot.

Cheruiyot has urged the traders to be truthful and transparent.

” let us be truthful and transparent in this process to enable us complete the process,” he added.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Akamba lane chairman Hassan Akako appreciated the process saying it will go a long way in settling their grievances.

“This was a way to justice according to me, each member was verified and am happy that all my members benefited,” said Hassan.

Hassan has further pleaded with the government to assist them with grants to enable them start a business where they are being relocated to.

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