Mutindwa Market will be no more forever as Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) moves in to demolish it to pave way for a railway stage.
Sonko road has already been closed for traffic. Sonko road feeds into outering road from Buruburu estate.
The market which has been demolished umpteenth times will not survive this time.
The area now occupied by Sonko Road was once occupied by stalls of traders when Mutindwa Market was big and thriving.
Traders are still conducting business but some have already got a place to move to.
‘Sasa inakaa tunatolewa hapa kabisa, itabidi nijipange, hata nimeshapata mahali’, said a trader who spoke to Umoja News.
Prone to accidents
The areas has also been a black sport owing to the many blind spots for cars and the train.
In 2013, 11 commuters going to town on Umoinner Sacco minibus died after a Ruiru bound commutter train rammed into it in the early morning incident.
Since then, there have been other minor non-fatal accidents.
Over the years, attempts to move the market have been futile.
KRC had over the past few years built modern railway stations at Makadara, Imara Daima, Mlolongo, and Pipeline in Embakasi.
The renovation of the Railway commuter stations is part of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) financed by the World Bank Group.
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