Traders in Kimilili, Bungoma County, held protests against the demolition of their stalls by the County Government in an exercise they say took place on Friday night.
Speaking to journalists, the small traders lamented that they were not issued a notice before the demolitions, calling it unfair treatment from the new government.
Bungoma County governor issued a notice prior requiring the stalls to be brought down in a move to restructure the market.
Kimilili Municipality manager Mr. Ndombi is said to have led the exercise in coordination with county enforcement officers, who are accused of going ahead to throw the traders’ merchandise all over the market.
Kimilili Constituency MP Didmus Barasa condemned the act and asked Governor Ken Lusaka to ensure there’s no harassment of small traders.
“I have released funds to construct their vibanda that were destroyed as they were and any further attempt to destroy them will be met with resistance never witnessed before,” the MP said
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.