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Kisii: Slum Market in CBD Operating Without Lights and Toilets

Traders at the Kisii Market commonly Known as Marigiti in Kisii Town are operating without toilets, water and lights. Uhuru announced the end of a curfew and they say they are finding it difficult to run their businesses in the dark.

Speaking to this writer at the market on Saturday, They have further claimed to be operating under a dirty environment that is rarely cleaned by responsible municipal workers. They claim the outgoing Governor is busy campaigning for Raila forgetting his legacy.

"We don't have Toilets in this market despite being at the Central Business District. As you see it has not been swept for days now. We have tried to question municipal workers who sweep, they say they have not been paid for months. It's an ugly environment to us who pay tax daily to Kisii County Government," Said Joseph Ombura.

Margaret Sarange a vegetable vendor said a light tower that used to light the market went off years ago and nobody has bothered to follow up. They are asking the county Government to build them shades.

"The long light you see there went off years ago and it has never been repaired. We have raised concerns till we are tired now. We understand it has been a curfew season but now we are back in operation at night. We don't have shades, these shades here covered with polythene and rags don't deserve to be at the CBD,"

Marigiti is the only Joint that supplies food to hotels within Kisii Town and its environs daily 24 hours. They have petitioned the Kisii County Governor James Ongwae to out clear why his government doesn't want to act on their grievances.

"He is going home and we demand him to come out clear and explain to us why this market has never been built. Toilets that were started are stalled. We don't have enough water and this is the market with high supplies of Meat and fresh Vegetables," Questioned Daniel Mose.

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CBD Joseph Ombura Kisii Market Margaret Sarange Uhuru


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