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Kisii county opens Daraja Mbili market urge trades to observe COVID 19 rules.

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New Daraja mbili new market building structure

By Brighton Makori .


Several traders are now back  to  their business   after Kisii county opens Daraja Mbili newly constructed market   which was built by the National Government in collaboration with  Kisii county .

In the new market now traders  can get to observe guidelines set by the ministry of health in the fight of Covid 19  since the  market has enough space.

Speaking to Gusii star Director of markets under the department of Trade Mengo Ochwangi said that they have observed all protocols as by the ministry of health against the fight of Covid 19 Pandemic.


 Mr Mengo   said that  now traders can be free to sell their commodities  in the new market unlike when they were selling alongside roads. 

” For quite sometime since COVID 19 was reported , our Daraja Mbili market which is the largest market in the region has not been operational , but now am glad  that after the completion  of the new modern market , we are able to settle traders in the new structure which has enough space as per the guidelines of the ministry of social distancing”


 As the county we have set measures of ensuring traders and all those coming to the market observe all protocols set by the ministry , we will ensure that  people are wearing Masks, have enough water to wash hands and even checking temperature before they enter the market” added Mengo


  He added that the new building which will accommodate more than 1500 Traders is a good gesture  since traders used to  risk their lives by selling their products literally inches away from the tarmac.


At some point  the traders caused traffic snarl ups while some were knocked down  by moving vehicles . 

He added that the county has not yet opened any open air market.

Denis Nyagwara Market Chairperson  hailed the county for following until the market has been opened.   Mr Nyagwara called upon traders  to avoid selling alongside roads instead  they should come and get space in the new market .
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