Thika MP barred by Court from interfering with disputed Market.

This comes after three young people claiming to be Madaraka Market Youth Group Association chair and committee members sued the MP and Kiambu County Government on behalf of other members in the market row.
The traders allege Ms Ng’ang’a incited youths to illegally allocate themselves space in the market while ignoring their interests, and later set the market on fire resulting in destruction of property.

Thika Town MP, Kiambu Government and other interested parties have been given seven days to respond to the claims, with Justice Isaac Lenaola setting the case for hearing next week Friday.
This comes barely a month after traders at Makongeni market in Thika, Kiambu County reported losses of property worth millions after a Sunday morning fire razed down the market.

The cause of the fire was not clear, however, business owners at the facility said that there had been some suspicious activity at the market that weekend.

The traders further claimed that the youths, in their hundreds, doused the stalls with petrol before setting them on fire under the watch of police officers who were allegedly offering them security.
The vendors believed the market was set on fire by the County Government of Kiambu, stating that the county administration had on Friday brought down stalls that had been constructed by the roadside along the Thika Super Highway.

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