Muthurwa Market To Undergo Fresh Rebuild in Bid to End Nairobi’s Hawker Menace

April 18, 2018
Transport and Infrastructure Principal Secretary Paul Maringa and Starehe MP Jaguar at the Muthurwa market on November 16, 2017

Nairobi’s Muthurwa Market is set to undergo a fresh revamp through a partnership between the Nairobi County and the national government.

Exact dates for the makeover are yet to be released but consultations for the project started last week.

Nairobi Director of Markets David Githaiga said Muthurwa is one of several markets that will be developed under the World Bank plan.

“Muthurwa Market was meant for hawkers but it does not meet standards so the county proposed its fresh development,” he told the Star yesterday.

Officials from Governor Mike Sonko’s government met Muthurwa Market Committee Members and project consultants at City Hall last week for discussions on improving its status.

City Hall is said to be planning another meeting on ensuring the success of the project and cost projections.

“The consultants are on the ground carrying out the Resettlement Action Plan which covers affected persons, vulnerable groups, infrastructure and other matters,” Githaiga said.

On the bus terminus at Muthurwa, Githaiga said it will be factored in at the design stage.

He said that after the revamp, hawkers and other business people will be given priority as the county looks to end the hawker menace in the city centre.

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