More Losses For Gikomba Traders After Overnight Demolition

Gikomba traders have once again woken up to demolished stalls at the open air market that will see them incur heavy losses on their trading commodities.

The business traders have on the morning of Tuesday, July 14 accused the police for being behind the demolishing of their work stations to clear way for road construction.

These heartbreaking event come just a few weeks since the market place blew up in a fire leaving millions of losses in property behind on June 25.

Some of the stalls that were demolished were newly set up just after the fire incident.

In a similar recent demolition exercise, a number of traders woke up on the morning of June 26 to stalls that were brought down by heavy machinery.

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The demolitions at Gikomba market in Nairobi on July 14, 2020. Photo: TWITTER

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho after assessing the situation at Gikomba after the fire promised each trader a sum of Ksh 10,000 to cater for the damages.

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The demolitions at Gikomba market in Nairobi on July 14,
2020. Source: TWITTER

Kibicho described the fire as unnatural while stating that there are some cartels seeking to grab the land for their own use and they could be the ones behind the fire.

 

 

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