Following their early morning demonstrations, small business owners from Kamukunji, Nyamakima, River Road, and Lintuli, among other locations, met with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for consultation.
The traders reportedly conducted a nonviolent protest outside the second in command’s office to demand protection from an invasion by China. In front of Dp Gachagua’s office on Harambee Avenue, the traders stopped the street, forcing him to speak with them.
Gachagua assured them that Ruto’s administration will respect the operations of small company owners and that it will never consider any proposal that would jeopardize their current operations.
The Deputy President declared that “President William Ruto’s government will respect businesses and will never entertain any element that undermines established businesses.”
The vendors complained that Chinese Square, which offers its goods to Kenyans at a significantly lower price, has posed a huge threat to their livelihoods.The tension among the traders subsided as they agreed to heed DP Gachagua’s call for Ruto to offer a workable answer.