City Market closed for two days
City Market was closed on Saturday following a directive by county government to clean it up.
The Director of Markets J.A. Abwori issued a notice to the traders informing them the market will remain closed till Sunday.
He also directed that all traders operating within the corridors of the Market should vacate by Monday 25th to reduce congestion.
On Thursday,Nairobi county governor tweeted warning all Markets dealing with food for human consumption may face closure if they don’t adhere to public human health requirement.
Dr. Kidero warned that its the duty of the traders to ensure the Market does not pose public health risk
“Regular cleaning must be done,” he tweeted.
During the visit Dr. Kidero met with the City Market traders market Mr. Meshack Mbuthia and agreed that the county government will continue with maintenance works at the market.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr. Mbuthia said the traders are ready to do anything that will protect their business.
He said the traders pay all the payments that the county government requires them to pay for purpose of maintaining the market including medical fee and food hygiene services.
“It’s the duty of the county government to clean the market since we pay for the services “he said.
He also said about two thirds of the traders operating at the market are not licensed by the county government and are among those that have brought congestion in the market.