Nakuru County Deputy Governor, H.E David Kones, participated in the end-of-year Wakulima Market Prayers Day. The event, attended by leadership figures and traders alike, became a platform for affirming the county’s commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the market community.
Accompanied by County Secretary Dr. Samuel Mwaura, Deputy Governor Kones commended the market leadership for their commendable efforts in establishing Wakulima Market as one of the most well-organized markets in the county. Expressing gratitude for the hard work put into maintaining the market’s vibrancy, Kones pledged that the Nakuru County leadership would cultivate an even stronger working relationship with the traders’ representatives.
Amidst rumors of relocation, Dr. Mwaura took the opportunity to dismiss any concerns among Wakulima traders. He assured them that there are no plans to compel anyone to move against their will to the new market. Instead, he clarified that the ongoing construction of the new market is intended to cater to those in need of additional space, ensuring that every trader has the opportunity to thrive in an improved and expanded environment.
Trade CECM Stephen Kuria reinforced this commitment, emphasizing that the county is actively engaged in a series of improvements geared towards enhancing the overall market experience. These initiatives include market renovations, heightened security measures, the recarpeting of roads surrounding the market, and improved water provision. Kuria also urged traders to prepare for the upcoming County Enterprise Fund by forming groups, fostering a sense of collective empowerment and support.
The presence of various county officials underscored the comprehensive approach taken by Nakuru County in addressing the needs of the Wakulima Market community. County Executives, including John Kihagi (Lands), Nelson Maara (Water), and Environment Chief Officer Kennedy Mungai, were involved in discussions to ensure a well-rounded and holistic approach to market development.