A ultra-modern market complex build at a cost of Sh102 million through the Stimulus Economic Programme has been commissioned in Nakuruin a bid to decongest the town’s Central Business District (CBD)
Governor Kinuthia Mbugua chats with a trader at Wakulima market in Nakuru
The market, which was started and financed under the Economic Stimulus Programme, had stalled for over five years before the county government intervened to complete the project.
The ESP was initiated by the government to boost economic growth and lead the Kenyan economy out of recession situation brought about by economic slowdown.
The ESP was introduced in 2009 to jump-start the Kenyan economy towards long term growth and development after the 2007/2008 post election violence that affected the economy.
Presiding over the colourful ceremony, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua directed all fruit vendors and other hawkers operating within the precincts of the CBD to take up their designated places inside the spacious market.
Governor Mbugua said the market, which may had been declared a white elephant will absorb over 3, 000 traders operating along road reserves, street alleys, bus termini and busy town streets before the end of December.
Similarly, the Governor said that the county government has upgraded stalls along designated lanes to ensure traders are sheltered from rain and the sun.
“I call upon all leaders to desist from constant politicking that has been proven detrimental to development and instead embark on resolving disputes in an amicable manner,” said Governor Mbugua.
The governor said that the commissioning of the market was the best Christmas gift presented to the traders ahead of the New Year.