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Mandera’s Sh37m Rhamu market reopened after six-year closure

Rhamu market in Mandera county has been reopened six years after its closure following skirmishes pitting the Garre and Degodia clans.

Trade Executive Abdiaziz Maad said the market constructed by the County government at the cost of Sh37 million would boost local revenue collection by Sh4 million every financial year.

“The market had employed many residents before it was looted and set ablaze  in  2013 but we have rebuild it,” he said.

The new market has 165 stalls up from the initial 15 that were razed during skirmishes. “Opening of the market is a milestone in the peace initiatives by county government which has seen the two clans brought together,” he said. -KNA

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