Kimana business people alarmed over insecurity

By Our Reporter

Kimana town in Kajiado South sub-county business people have raised the alarm over insecurity.
The town’s business people said they close their shops as early as 8 pm to avoid attacks.
Speaking at MCA Jackline Lalaito’s homecoming ceremony recently in the presence of Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho, businessman Daniel ole Kidiri expressed concern over the escalating insecurity in the town.
“Our security is no longer guaranteed in this town after one of our own was ruthlessly attacked recently and left for dead by the roadside. We are appealing to the County Government to mount security street lights,” said Kidiri.
Kidiri said he suspected the raiders come from a neighbouring country and are armed with lethal weapons.
The businessman, who spoke on behalf of the rest of the business people called on the County Government to harmonise the issuance of business permits by issuing single permit.
He claimed that doing business in the county has become expensive because traders are forced to pay for several permits in order to do business.
“When I have retail shop, the County Government will require that I pay for separate permits for the milk I sell, the Mpesa business I run and for other items. Why are wholesalers issued with a single permit and yet they sell different items in their stores?” posed Kidiri.
Kidiri also took a swipe at Noolturesh Water Company for allegedly charging consumers a lot of money and yet the taps are always dry.
The MCA, Peter Parsen, said street lights were set to be installed.

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