Despite several political declarations by governor Mike Sonko on his agenda to renovate city markets, ksh. 50 million allocated for the renovations of county markets in the 2018/2019 financial year will be used to renovate only two markets.
Uhuru market that president Uhuru Kenyatta visited last year is one of the two markets located along Jogoo road set to benefit from the scheduled facelift .
But the move to renovate only two markets with ksh.50 million s has attracted criticism as residents from Githurai and Kayole are condemning the move as misplaced.
Githurai market and Kayole market are in very deplorable state and area residents have raised concerns over the criteria that was used to come up with the two markets for renovation.
Meanwhile county chief officer trade Nairobi city county, Fredrick Nzioki has defended the move saying the two markets deserved the allocation.
He also asked members of the public to be patient saying other markets will also be renovated.
‘‘We will consider other markets in the next financial year and we want to urge the public to give us more time.’’ He added.