Samson Charles, a man who weaves his baskets next to St Luke's Hospital in Eldoret and was evicted by County askaris from his place of work, now has a new place to conduct his business.

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This is after the  County government of Uasin Gishu gave him a stall at West Market where he will be stationed.

The County askaris on Tuesday evicted the popular basket weaver from his place of work. 

According to the CEC in charge of trade Dr Emily Kogos, the new business stall will ensure that he does his business at ease without any security threat.

“As County government, we noticed his talent and decided to give him a stall but the process has taken time because we had to take care of his condition,” said Dr Kogos on Wednesday.

Charles will now be trained and empowered so that can impart his skills to other people in his craft.

The CEC reiterated that through her department, she will embark on a program to re-integrate the weaver into the society through psycho-social support and also rehabilitate and empower him.

Samson Charles applauded the County government for its move saying it's it a safe place where he can do his business at ease.

“I am very pleased to have found a better place to work and I want to say thank you all. Given time I will be able to train those who are interested but they must be willing and prepared to work,” he said.