Traders are counting losses in millions as the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) demolished their stalls at the Mtindwa market.
The night demolition caught many unawares.
By morning August 25th traders were trying to salvage what was left. Most of their wares were looted by those responsible in the demolitions.
According to their Chairman Titus, they’ll be moved to occupy the Sonko Road permanently.
Mtindwa market has existed as long as Umoja and Buruburu estates. It is a mixed market that deals in vegetables, electronics, clothes, books and other household goods.
It has been demolished before due to the danger it posses to the commuters at the railway level crossing.
In 2013, an accident between a Umoinner Sacco matatu and a Ruiru bound train claimed 11 lives.
The latest demolition, one of many, is meant to pave way for a Railway Station in the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) financed by the World Bank Group.
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