Tuesday, 30 September 2014



KISUMU City manager last week broke down into tears when she narrated how thugs threatened to kill her elderly mother following her harsh orders that saw millions of shillings lost during a night demolition of the controversial Oile market.

Addressing affected traders at County hall during a tension packed meeting Mrs. Dorice Ombara sensationally claimed there were threats to kill her 81 yr old mother who resides at the volatile Kondele Estate.

The meeting had been called to root out a standoff between two groups of traders after the group that had been earlier ejected from Oile market defied orders to move their activities to the congested Jubilee market.

Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga who was the chair of the illegal meeting conducted despite the matter being in court however distanced herself from Mrs.Ombara's trouble and told her off that she overstepped her mandates when she ordered police officer to carry out demolition in the middle of night.

Mrs. Ombara who has remained at the center of controversy following the demolition of a market that hosted more than 400 traders, loudly wondered whether the position was offered to her as a way of inviting trouble to her innocent family.

''The matter is giving my whole family sleepless nights and as we speak here i was in Nairobi the other day to rush my son to Nairobi hospital after he developed depression following constant death threats the family has been receiving'', said Ombara, who acknowledged the meeting was treated as court contempt. 

Oile traders quickly went to court to seek redress when every attempt including street protests,  to stop the county government from changing the market into a park failed

During the meeting it emerged traders ejected from Oile market had identified another location within the city as opposed to the directives by the county government for the group to join other traders at the Jubilee market, a directive that was equally protested on grounds that the offered place was already congested.

Also speaking during the meeting Kisumu county women representative Rose Nyamunga downplayed matters by promising she will ensure that the affected traders get a better place to carry on their activities.

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