Eldoret:Traders to sue the Uasin Gishu County government for damages !


 -Over 200 businesses have been affected by the illegal destruction within the CBD-

Huruma Ward MCA Hon Kimani Wanjohi castigate s the County government over illegal operation.

Huruma Ward MCA Wakili Kimani Wanjohi has castigated  the County Government of Uasin Gishu for  unlawfully destroying business  signage  ahead of the devolution conference.

A number of signage in the county have been destroyed in what has  been termed  by the County Government ‘a Clean up exercise’.

Addressing the  Media  at the  Uasin Gishu County Assembly  Hon Wanjohi said the move was uncalled for and ill-intended as  other  developed  cities across  the country and the world  allowed  for  business signage.

Corporate Institutions such as  Equity Bank, co-operative Bank, Access Bank, and even Khetias supermarket fell victim to the Thursday illegal county operation supervised by the  CECM Lands Anthony Sitienei.

“I want to condemn this act with the strongest terms possible, how can a business person pay over Kshs.50,000 to Ksh.100,000 for advertising their businesses and just destroying their signage? This is uncalled for and stern action should be taken against those involved,” said the Huruma Ward MCA.

“I am still wondering why they would destroy the signage claiming they want to urbanize Eldoret yet beauty in Nairobi city and other  cities is largely  from the business signage. How will someone be able to identify where they may be heading? The signage helps in providing direction apart from advertising, so I do not see the reason why they would destroy them.”Stated Hon Wanjohi.

He called upon the over 200 business persons affected by the illegal operation to institute a court  process demanding  compensation for  damages incurred .

“Over 200 businesses have been affected by the illegal destruction within the CBD , I will demand in the  floor  of  the house  a  statement from the CECM incharge ,we want  to know where  he got  such powers , the  operation was not  discussed nor sanctioned by the  County assembly ,” added Kimani Wanjohi.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii at a press briefing has since regretted the move.

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