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Governor Kidero to launch first Nairobi youth night market during Easter

By Standard Reporter | March 14th 2016

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero will during the upcoming Easter holiday launch the first Nairobi Youth Night Market at the Comesa grounds, Kenyatta International Convention Centre and proceed to zone off Kaunda Street and City Hall Way where subsequent markets will be accessed at least once a month.

Organised by The Youth Agenda and in partnership with Nairobi City County Government and the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Nairobi Youth Night Market is a project that is aimed at promoting a 24 hour economy in the county, powered by the strength of youth entrepreneurs.

The initiative that will attract more than 300 youth entrepreneurs and is an open-air market that will commence at 4pm and end at midnight where the youth will sell their products and services 

It will bring out the best fusion of shopping, mostly youth businesses, selling merchandise such as clothes, shoes, cosmetics, food, drinks, sports and fitness, electronics, arts, books, fashion, kitchen ware, décor and kids toys among others.

“This is a significant milestone in the growth and development of our economy in the county and the country at large. The initiative is in line with our County Strategic Plan that is geared towards promoting a 24 hour economy so as to improve our socio-economic lives in the county, noted  Kidero.

He added: “This is among the many other projects that we are supporting as a County to ensure that we promote businesses in the county that is also in line with the Vision 2030 economic blueprint of the Central Government.”

The Principal Secretary, Public Service and Youth Affairs Ms. Lilian Mbogo-Omollo also noted that the project is a timely opportunity to reap a demographic dividend.

On her part, Youth Agenda Chief Executive Officer, Susan Mwongera, noted: “While the night market is a prevalent trend in other parts of the continent, the Kenyan wave will be pioneered and driven by the young people. This is certainly the first night market in the country and we envision having it in all the 47 counties.”

She added: “The initiative aims at providing a solution to the challenge of youth employment through provision of readily accessible markets for their businesses.”

This will be an Easter Sale for Nairobians starting Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 to Sunday March 27th, 2016.

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