Nairobi's Toi Market set for demolition to make way for upscale buildings in May

The county government wants to replace the old estates and market.

The market currently hosts up to 5000 merchants. It is one of the most popular outlets for second hand clothes, food stuff and accessories.

The new buildings are to be constructed in the area where the market currently operates.

This is part of a Sh300 billion project that will have multiple old estates torn down to make way for modern cost effective houses and 3000 market stalls.

The lands and urban planning chief executive, Charles Kerich, explained that the mega project will start in Toi Market and Pangani in May this year.

Current tenants to be moved elsewhere.

The current occupants of the market will be moved elsewhere.

According to The Standard, Kerich explained that City Hall will move out the traders and tenants living on Suna Road and pay for them rent until the construction of the new houses is complete.

The entirety of the project will have 10,000 low income houses built in Ngara, Pangani, Jeevanjee, NgongRoad, Inspectorate Staff Quarters, Uhuru Road and Suna Road.

Originally the project was set to start in July 2016 but was stopped due to resistance from tenants.

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