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City Market claims back its food customers

Traders at City Market have resumed operations after a thorough clean-up ordered by the county government.

The re-opening of the market has seen more clients troop back in large numbers, to the joy of the traders.

The Stall Holders Association chairman  Mr. Meshack  Mbuthia said business at the market has tremendously change after it was directed to clean up by the county Markets director J.A. Abwori.

The congestion in the market has since  being reduced and traders say they have enough space to interact with their customers.

City residents have always complained of a stench coming from the market  and some feared to buy  food there owing to hygiene issues.

“We are ready to work with the county government to ensure we sell clean food, Mbuthia said.

A large number of traders who were evicted from operating along the corridors  illegally operate in the market.

“We are not allowed to operate in the Market since we were evicted, but we are hoping our issues will be sorted by the Director of Markets,” said one of the traders who used to sell meat products along the corridors.

Mbuthia said the eviction was meant to decongest and bring sanity back in the market.