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Construction of Modern market in Homa Bay town

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

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