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Government Sets Aside Ksh3 Billion To Rebuild Gikomba Market

Gikomba Ruins. PHOTO/ COURTESY
Gikomba Ruins. PHOTO/ COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto has said that the government has set aside Ksh3 billion to rebuild the Gikomba market that burnt down in June.

Ruto was speaking on Sunday at the AIPCA Kayole Church, where he promised that the fires at Gikomba Market would now be a thing of the past.

“We have to stop these incidences of fires ever year, that is the reason we are investing Sh3 billion,” said Ruto.

Read: Gikomba Fire Claims 15 Lives And Injures 70 

At least 15 people died in Gikomba fire which broke out late last month, while more than  70 sustained injuries.

The Deputy President also promised Eastlands dwellers that he would issue a total of 30, 000 title deeds by the end of the year, and investment in road network.

“We have set aside Ksh4 billion for road construction in Eastlands, about 100 kilometres. We now have a firm contract and we will be monitoring the construction,” Ruto told congregants.

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.
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