Eldoret Traders Left Stranded After Surprise Demolition by Uasin Gishu County


The demolitions caused chaos, with reports of looting amidst the destruction

Former Huruma Ward MCA Lucy Chomba

Traders in Eldoret were left reeling on Saturday after Uasin Gishu County officers demolished business establishments believed to be on the proposed construction site of an ultra-modern market.


“The demolitions were uncalled for. We received no prior notice,” said Lucy Chomba, a former Huruma Ward MCA, her voice thick with emotion as county bulldozers reduced her established business to rubble.

Several other affected traders echoed Ms. Chomba’s sentiments, claiming a complete lack of communication from the county regarding the demolitions. “We have ownership deeds for these parcels of land,” stated one trader. “We will be seeking legal recourse to challenge this action.”

The demolitions caused chaos, with reports of looting amidst the destruction. Construction materials lay scattered, salvaged by opportunistic individuals in the wake of the upheaval.

The Uasin Gishu County government has yet to comment on the situation. The lack of transparency and apparent disregard for due process have left the affected traders feeling frustrated and uncertain about their future.

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