Nakuru County Accelerates Karai Fish Market Project to Transform Regional Trade

Karai Fish Market

The Nakuru County administration is taking swift measures to operationalize the Karai Fish Market, poised to bring a significant transformation to the fish trading sector within Nakuru County and the larger region.

Mr. Stephen Kuria, the County Executive Committee Member for Trade, emphasized the urgency of the project’s completion. In collaboration with project sponsors and contractors, the Department of Trade is moving quickly to address stalled work at the market site. Priorities include the construction of a perimeter wall, an abolition block, and water piping to ensure the market’s functionality.

Mr. Kuria highlighted the significance of this multi-million project, not only for the traders but also for the community. The Karai Fish Market will enhance food safety and provide fish sellers with a secure trading location away from the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Supporting Mr. Kuria’s remarks, Trade Chief Officer Mr. Samuel Ndegwa stressed their commitment to the project’s successful implementation. Their primary objective is to enable traders and the community to benefit from this modern, multi-purpose market.

The Karai Fish Market, situated in the Karai area of Naivasha along the bustling Nairobi-Nakuru highway, has become a reality through a partnership between Nakuru County Government, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Food Initiative Programme in Kenya.

This initiative aims to revolutionize the fish trading business, improve food safety, and provide traders with a more secure and conducive environment for their operations. The project’s development is underway, ensuring its eventual success in boosting trade in the region.

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