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Nairobi Businesses Decry Losses And Damages After Looters Take Advantage Of Protests

Several shops in the Nairobi CBD and Eastleigh were looted. Photo: ZV.

Business owners in Nairobi are staring at huge losses and damages to their premises after vandals and looters striked.

In Nairobi CBD, especially Mfangano Street businesses have been looted in some cases losing everything inside their shops.

A businesswoman who spoke to WoK said she has lost more than KSh 3 million in goods and with the damages to her shop that amount will go higher.

“I came here after the protests with my shop attendants only to be welcomed with broken shelves and my products gone.” The businesswoman said.

A clothing shop on Kimathi Street, Mylo Clothes lost most of its stock and display dummies when dozens of looters broke into the shop.

“Wewe Johnte urudishe dummy zetu ama ukujie Hadi mikono. Look at these people, Hawa mind at camera. You can see them breaking in and the next minute they were taking clothes from the shelves. This is wrong.” The shop shared.

In Eastleigh, several shops were looted after youths from nearby slum areas raided businesses.

Cleanshelf Supermarket in Ongata Rongai also suffered the brunt of looting when a group broke in a made way with its products and property.

Meanwhile, a Nairobi businessman has promised a reward for anyone who finds laptops and computers stolen from his shop.

Titus Kurunzi said the shop named Kurunzi Tech Ltd on Mfangano Street was vandalised on Tuesday, June 25.

According to Kurunzi, everything in the shop was stolen.

The vandalism and looting had begun in the Nairobi CBD after protests turned ugly.