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Traders decry KNHA demolitions


The traders association of Kenya has come out to condemn the recent demolitions by Kenya National Highways Authority of stalls near major highways.

According to the treasurer Lucy Wangui traders have gone through huge amount of losses in recent times as the demolitions are happening with traders not been given prior notice to evacuate their belongings calling on the government to build proper market for traders.

In recent time KENHA has demolished stalls that are near major roads in the country especially along Thika Superhighway where most traders have been kicked out and the areas they were occupying being fenced

The traders have also complained of unfair competition from products brought in from other countries like cheap fish from China and tomatoes from Tanzania where else their products are denied entry at the border by other countries like Tanzania

They have also condemned the recurring fires at Gikomba market with the recent fire occurring early today morning and asked for the government to do speedy investigations about the fires.