Nairobi, 5th September, 2022
The newly constructed New Wakulima Market along Nairobi’s Kangundo road will be opened by President William Ruto in three weeks, Governor Sakaja Johnson has announced.
Speaking when he toured the market today, Sakaja said the few disputes on allocation of stalls will have been resolved by then. He said traders operating at the parking lot outside the market have been enumerated and will also be accommodated within the building.
Said Governor Sakaja, “Immediately after the opening ceremony, stall owners will elect their officials who will be responsible for management of the market, including running the amenities like toilets and parking.”
The County boss said the offices of the area MCA and Ward Administrator will also be accommodated on the market.
The market was built at a total cost of Kshs 800 Million and will accommodate traders displaced by road expansion projects in Kangundo Road, Mtindwa and Dagoretti.
Nairobi Governor Sakaja Johnson with Embakassi Central MP Mark Githiru (L), Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri and Mowlem Ward MCA Martin Wairobi at the New Wakulima Market along Kangundo Road.
Governor Sakaja was accompanied by Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri, Dr. Jairus Musumba, Ag. Nairobi County Secretary, Embakasi Central MP Mark Githiru, Embakasi West MP Mark Mwenje and Mowlem Ward MCA Martin Wairobi.
Hon. Mwenje asked Sakaja to donate county land in the area for construction of a secondary school and a social hall.
MCA Wairobi urged the President and the Governor to hasten disbursement of the hustler fund – a capital injection initiative to benefit small traders – that was pledged by the Kenya Kwanza team.