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Kongowea Market in Mombasa to remain closed – Governor Joho

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Kongowea Market Mombasa closed: Mombasa residents are still in shock after the county government ordered the closure of the county’s biggest market place.

Reports of the closure have been met with so much criticism from both the locals, wholesalers and small retailers.

The decision is among the many safety precautions the county government of Mombasa is putting in place to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Out of 47.5M Kenyans, only 600 have been screened and 173 tested for Coronavirus so far

Business owners,retailers and the Kongowea management have vowed to fight the ban.

Kongowea market Mombasa closed
Kongowea Market Mombasa closed

Kongowea Market happens to be among the county’s top income generating facility. Residents claim it’s closure will result to bigger catastrophes than the infections the county is trying to prevent.

Most edibles sold in most parts of the county are purchased at the market before they are resold to locals in retail shops and kiosks.

The county government of Mombasa has however promised to make sure its residents are safe.

The Likoni Ferry crossing is getting a makeover. Taps have been installed for all passengers to wash their hands before boarding the vessels. The waiting areas are also being expanded to reduce congestions.

The likoni ferry makeover
Ferry waiting area expansion underway

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