Uhuru says no to Gikomba visit, flies to Rwanda


Business people in Nairobi’s downtown will have to wait a little longer for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to discuss new laws on importation of goods.

This is because the President has left the country this morning for a one-day official visit of Rwanda.

While in Kigali, the President is scheduled to attend and address the 2019 Transform Africa Summit of the Smart Africa Initiative on Thursday.

According to a State House operative, a meeting was to happen today between the Head of State and Business People in the city to listen to their pleas but also enforce the crackdown on counterfeit goods held in various entry points.

The government has in the past few months deployed a multi-agency unit to fight illicit trade networks, sweeping conniving merchants who have for years been serving unsuspecting consumers with substandard goods and dodging the taxman.

This has however not gone down well with most traders who accuse the government of unfair decision making thereby making them lose millions of shillings.

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