Relief To Evicted Traders As Kenya Railways Allows Them Back In Its Premises
Kenya Railways has recalled over 1,000 dealers who were evicted from their premises in the central Kenya town of Karatina last year.
According to Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi, the traders will be brought back in a structured way.
They will operate in containers used as stands provided by Kenya Railways.
The traders were evicted to pave the way for the rehabilitation of the 178-kilometer railway line from Nairobi to Nanyuki.
Inspecting 150 containers at the Kenya Railways Karatina station site, Wamumbi said the move aims to protect small businesses, which are vital to raising the living standards of ordinary people.
"When these traders were operating their businesses along this route, money was in circulation in this constituency as the traders were making a kill. After they were evicted, their businesses collapsed, and they have been living in abject poverty ever since, but we are hoping the businesses will be revived once they resume," said Wamumbi.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.