Johnson Sakaja, Nairobi Governor, announced that Wakulima Market will be opened at the end of October and start its functions immediately. Sakaja visited the market today accompanied by Embakasi MP Mark Mwenje.
Wakulima Market is situated along Kangundo road. Its contruction was funded by Hustler fund, a capital injection initiative to promote small scale traders.
The market’s constructions cost is estimated to be around Sh800. The market will accommodate the area MCA and Ward Administrator. According to Sakaja, all those traders operating outside the parking lot will be accommodated in the Market.
The market will also accommodate the displaced traders in Kangundo road, Mtindwa and Dagoratti due to road expansion.
“The few disputes on allocation of stalls will have been resolved before the opening of the market, stall owners will elect their officials who will be responsible for the management of the market,” Sakaja said.
During campaigns, Sakaja promised to build 20 markets across Nairobi County and this could be the start. He assured that his administration will provide plenty of space for traders and no market will be demolished.
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