Eldoret wholesale market traders who were evicted from the market can heave a sigh of relief after the Eldoret Lands and Environment court ruled in their favour against the county government.

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In his ruling on Friday, Justice Antony Ombwayo ordered the Uasin Gishu County Government to allow the traders back to the market within a period of 7 days.

"I order the county to work together with the traders to ensure that everyone takes their initial positions where they operated in seven days," the judge said. 

The traders had gone to court seeking an order to compel the county government to complete the refurbishment of the market and assign them their previous spaces after the construction works were completed.

The traders had stayed for over one year without doing business because the county government had evicted them for refurbishment.

The chairman of the traders, Zakayo Maina expressed joy and urged other traders to remain calm promising to work with the county government to ensure that law and order are maintained in the market.

"I want to thank the High Court for this ruling since traders had gone through a lot. As traders, we are really happy and we urge the county government to implement the ruling to the latter, " the traders' chairman said.

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