Gikomba and Muthurua are some of the most popular markets in Nairobi Kenya. These markets have all sorts of people and businesses and have employed a good number of Kenyans. The fact that this markets harbour different kind of people with different motives, customers and visitors really need to be careful when paying them visits. Below is a list of important precautionary principles you should consider when visiting the two markets.
1. Make Sure you have Deep Pockets
This is to secure your phone and other small possessions while making your way through the crowds. If possible make sure your pockets have a zipper or else you'll be pick pocketed.
Photo: Gikomba Market, Photo Courtesy
2. Make Sure you have lose money
When visiting Gikosh or Muthurua as a buyer, just make sure you have lose money to avoid pricing problems and most importantly the seller may leave in the name of seeking change only to dissapear.
3. To Gikosh, put on light shoes, but not sandals, for Muthurua, put on gumboots.
Light shoes in Gikomba will help you move faster, sandals may be stepped on an you'll have to walk the rest of the journey bare footed or buy new shoes. Unlike Gikosh, Muthurua Market is always muddy, so make sure you have gumboots unless you aren't going too deep into the market.
Photo: Muthurua Market, photo Courtesy
4. Mind your own business
Don't look so new and lost, you'll be robbed, focus on what has taken you to the market then leave don't interfere with what doesn't touch you directly.
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