With the arrival of the short rains in most parts of the country, traders at the Maili Sita trading centre are appealing to their Member of Parliament and MCA to provide them with permanent shades.
Speaking at the market on Tuesday, the traders called on their Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri and Bahati Ward MCA Peter Nderitu to help them acquire shades saying that it has become extremely hard to operate normally because of the increased rains.
“We are forced to close our businesses very early in the afternoon because of the rains. We cannot operate in this kind of environment,” said Jane njoroge, the markets chairlady.
She added: ‘We do not have shades to shelter in and this is affecting our business. We want to call on Ngunjiri and Nderitu to step in and help us.”
Njoroge said that even during the dry season traders find it difficult to operate under the hot sun and said that shade will be the only solution to their problems.
They also appealed to the county government to erect flood lights in the small market saying that they are forced to close business early due to darkness.
“If we get lights here, then we will be able to operate even up to ten but because of the darkness we are force to close as early as eight,” said another trader.