More than 2000 traders in Homa bay town have opposed their re-location to new places to pave way for the construction of a new market, saying the process is marred with corruption and nepotism.
The traders alleged that there are some employees of the county government who had already acquired spaces and now they want to sell them to genuine traders at the cost of between Sh. 10,000 to Sh. 20,000.
Speaking to KNA, the Chairman of Homa Bay Giant Traders Association, Geoffrey Okoth said that there are strangers who are purporting to be businessmen who want to hoodwink genuine traders to sell them spaces for the erection of temporary stalls.
Okoth added that the traders will not move to site until the county government clarifies on how the site will be distributed to genuine traders.
The Homa Bay market is set to be upgraded though a Sh 117.8 million funding from the World Bank.
By Rachael Achieng/Davis Langat