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Githurai traders back in business weeks after demolition of stalls

Temporary structures erected by traders in Githurai. PHOTO | NYABOGA KIAGE
Temporary structures erected by traders in Githurai. PHOTO | NYABOGA KIAGE
Traders in Githurai have started erecting business structures just weeks after they were demolished. Traders, who spoke to Nairobi News, have however said the structures are temporary.

Traders in Githurai have started erecting business structures just weeks after they were demolished.

Traders, who spoke to Nairobi News, have however said the structures are temporary.

“The structures are not permanent and in case they want me out I will move,” said David Kiambi, a trader, who added that he was only using the structure as a shade.

The same sentiments were shared by another trader, Mary Moraa.

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“If they even come right now I will only carry my stuff and leave unlike when they tampered with the permanent ones,” she said.

Area residents however want the structures demolished as they claim that they are a security threat.

“The traders should be asked to leave and those structures brought down,” said a certain James Kinuthia.

Two weeks ago traders engaged police officers in running battles during the demolition exercise.

They later agreed to voluntarily put down the structures after holding talks with the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA).



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