Business persons in Gikomba have called for the release of Starehe MP Charles Njagua saying that he rightfully spoke for them with regards to the unfair competition they are receiving from foreign traders.
They say that they have been experiencing a lot of losses for a while now following the influx of the traders in the market.
Those who spoke to Ghetto Radio News say that the foreigners have infringed their spaces giving them less chances for sale.
“Our business rivals offer the same products in the market but at a lower price, making us expensive hence reduced sales,” said one trader.
Starehe member of parliament Charles Njagwa was on Wednesday arrested after he called for eviction of foreign business operators in the market threatening their existence and operations.
Some foreign traders who spoke to Ghetto Radio however denied claims of giving unfair grounds for business to their Kenyan counterparts.
On of them who has been in the country for close to four years now says they have always co-existed happily and run their businesses smoothly.
Gikomba business people are pleading with the concerned authorities to ensure that fair market competition is implemented, by putting to action prices regulatory bodies or their business competitors be sent from the very market since they are the cause to the losses they have experienced over time.