Dilapidated Mombasa Market to Get Face Lift

Construction of a market that stalled in Mombasa will be revived to give traders room to conduct business, rx President Uhuru Kenyatta has said

Speaking during his visit to Kongowea Market on Tuesday, illness President Kenyatta said he would ensure that traders at the market do business like their counterparts in other areas.

“I will ensure that construction resumes and by August, I will come here to open this building,” he said.

Noting that piles of rubbish were strewn all over the market, the President directed the new Cabinet Secretary for Public Service and Youth Affairs to send the National Youth Service (NYS) to clean up the place beginning next month.

He said the clean up will include building of access roads and unblocking of drainage. The Head of State also directed that local youth be recruited to participate in the project.

“This place has been abandoned. We have discussed with your MP (Hezron Awiti) and I have heard your plight,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State said he will also ensure that a grabbed piece of land belonging to the market is reclaimed, assuring small traders that – like their MP – he did not support the demolition of their kiosks.

“A true leader is mindful of the welfare of the people. I will ensure that the piece of land is repossessed and restored to its original use as part of the market,” President Kenyatta said.


He urged the traders to shun politicians out to divide them on religious and tribal lines, saying residents should live and work together harmoniously.

“The Constitution gives every Kenyan the right to live and work in any part of the country,” President Kenyatta said.

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