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Traders demand reconstruction of Chebunyo market

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 02:30 | By
Chebonyo Market
Chebonyo Market. PHOTO/Print

Traders in Chebunyo are planning a demonstration demanding the construction of their market which was earlier this year demolished by the County government of Bomet for reconstruction.

The traders were led by the former Chebunyo Member of County Assembly (MCA) Wilson Ruto (Tumaini) where they addressed journalists at Chebunyo market demanding for conducive market working structures.

Earlier this year, Chebunyo market was taken down by contractors from the county for renovations aimed at improving its structures within the market.

County government had promised to renovate the market to have restrooms, social halls, ICT centers as well as ATM installations amongst other structures.

Overcrowding

The traders are now selling their products along the roads and shops which has led to overcrowding and garbage influx spread across the town.

They are claiming that their businesses have gone down due to the shift of cattle auction to their neighboring county, Mambo Leo-Narok County.

Wilson Ruto said that town planning was made and therefore, roads within the town need to be repaired.

They are demanding the county government to construct feeder roads to enable free and convenient movement of people and goods to and from the market.

“We are asking the county government led by governor Hillary Barchok to come and construct the roads in our town,” Ruto said.

He added that the available washrooms were closed and therefore, they are asking the county government to open them for the traders to use.

“People in town have no washrooms to use ever since they were closed by county officials,” Ruto added. The traders said that they have been paying taxes to the county governor which could be used to do necessary repairs in the market.

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