BY OMARI AKELLO
A MEMBER of Kisumu County assembly who joined traders in a demonstration to the County assembly offices in protest of a bill to relocate them from Oyile market has defended his action after he was roundly castigated by other MCAs.
The Milimani market ward representative Phillip Edwin Anayo,has maintained that his decision to join traders in the demonstration was informed by the fact that the traders had not been offered an equal alternative site as opposed to claims that he’s out to sabotage the assembly resolution.
Mr.Anayo while speaking to press in Kisumu town said he was fully behind the idea of face-lifting Kisumu town but called on the Assembly to consider the welfare of traders before implementing such decision.
The assembly had passed to push the traders from Oyile market in City center to the newly constructed Kowino market in remote Manyatta estate.
‘’There are plans by few individuals to grab the market place and we will not allow that to happen because we were electing to protect the people’’ said Anayo.