Wany­onyi do­nates Sh1.5m iron sheets to Kangemi traders to re­build burnt stalls

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

West­lands MP Ti­mothy Wany­onyi yes­ter­day do­nated Sh1.5 mil­lion iron sheets to Kangemi Haram­bee Traders to re­build their stalls.

The traders lost prop­erty worth Sh10 mil­lion dur­ing a fire last Thurs­day. The mar­ket, owned by the Kangemi Mar­ket Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion, had 660 stalls and 3,000 traders.

There has been spec­u­la­tion of ar­son be­cause of land own­er­ship dis­putes.

Some res­i­dents op­posed City Hall’s plans to mod­ernise the mar­ket at a cost of Sh1.6 bil­lion.

The ini­tia­tive was to be funded by the World Bank and county gov­ern­ment. Wany­onyi said, “I won’t al­low land­grab­bers to take over this mar­ket. This mar­ket is meant to serve all Kenyans. It does not be­long to a few in­di­vid­u­als. Grab­bers have no chance here.”

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