Traders want Kiserian market completed before relocation

By Obegi Malack

Kiserian town market traders are calling on the Kajiado County Government to complete construction of the market before relocating them from a road reserve.

The traders said relocating some of the traders before its completion will cause a lot of conflicts during the relocation.

The traders chairperson, Mr John Mungai said the county had planned to relocate them before the completion of the project, adding that the town has many traders and the project should be officially handed over after it is complete.

The county government is constructing the three storey market and it is currently busy with the second floor and had planned to open it.

At least a hundred modern stalls are set to be constructed at Kiserian Market to accommodate more traders.

During the second year in office scorecard address at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church grounds, Kiserian, last month Governor Joseph ole Lenku said  the market will be opened in a few  months’ time, saying  it was 80 per cent complete and once finished  it will accommodate 600 traders.

The market had experienced a standoff between two warring committee factions which was later resolved after a meeting chaired by MCA Moses Saoyo and sub county administrator Bishop Moses Ngusa. The traders want the county to allocate the stalls in an open manner after the project is complete.

Most traders sell their items on road reserves while others were relocated to  the new market which was constructed by the past regime.


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