BY Kenya News Agency
Hundreds of traders in the Kithimu area in Embu North Sub-county who have for years been operating in the open air have something to smile about after the County Government started construction of a new market.
The traders who have for many seasons been braving the scorching sun and inconveniences during rains can rest easy as they are now carrying on their trade where they are shielded from weather vagaries as well as have stores for their wares.
They have blamed the former administration for their woes after abandoning the project they started several years ago.
Traders Benson Mugendi said they suffered losses of their goods through bad weather as well as lack of storage facilities but their woes had finally come to an end.
Mugendi noted that they have been experiencing losses and they incur high costs of transporting their goods to and fro the market on a daily basis since the market due to lack of storage.
Further, the traders stated that they will have security for their goods saying they have in the past experienced theft due to lack of security in the plots they had rented to store their goods.
Another trader, Elias Mbogo, said they have been pushing for the completion of the market with a number of letters to the county government to have the market done but all was in vain.
They thanked Governor Cecily Mbarire for coming to their rescue.