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14 Sep
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Construction of market sheds at Kiptangwany market at Elementaita Ward in Gilgil Sub County has been handed over to the contractor.

The expansion seeks to create more space for traders dealing with clothes, fresh foods, electronics and other household goods.

According to Trade CECM Raymond Komen, the project will entail electrification of the market; ground leveling before construction, laying of a concrete floor for food and cloth sections, construction of worktops, control of drainage system, erection of water tanks and dustbins.

“We are upgrading and expanding this market in bid to uplift living standards of county residents engaging in businesses as envisioned by Governor Lee Kinyanjui,” he said

He said all programs under his department are geared to improving the livelihoods of locals urging fresh produce traders at the market to purchase their goods from local farmers.

Komen at the same time appealed to the contractor to draw his workforce throughout the construction from the locality to create employment and ensure money circulation in the area.

The department Chief Officer Hussein Mohammed noted that the upgrade comes with fortunes to traders who have been grappling with burst sewers, the scorching sun, insecurity and inaccessibility during heavy rains.

The area MCA Moses Kamau thanked Governor Lee for his continued commitment to transform lives sting the project is poised to transform several families in the area.

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14 Sep
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Wakulima Market reopens after Six months shutdown

Following the directives by Governor Lee Kinyanjui, traders who have be n sheltering at Afraha Stadium Annex today returned to Wakulima market that was closed in March to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The market has been renovated and fixed in line with Ministry of Health protocols and the county government has put in place strict measures to ensure that safety measures are adhered to.

The County Minister for Trade Raymond Komen said strict rules have been put in place and the county officers will be there to enforce to guarantee safety to traders and all who visit the market.

“We will ensure that traders and buyers always wear face masks, observe social distancing, proper sanitation and no handshakes. Traders will also be screened and have their temperatures taken as they enter the premise regularly,” Komen said

Speaking at the market, the trader’s chair Maina Mwangi said traders are ready to adhere to the provided public health measures.

Traders however said they will adhere to health guidelines and also work hand in hand with the county administration in efforts to combat spread of Covid-19.

“We have been waiting a long time for the return to Wakulima Market, we are well prepared and willing to corporate with the government. We thank the Governor Lee Kinyanjui for this wise decision,” he said

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