"Kenya is not open for dumping"- Trade CS Moses Kuria sticks to his guns in China Square row
- Kenyan traders have been up in arms against China Square Limited, faulting the company's business model.
- According to the local traders, Cheng Lei - a 37-year-old Chinese national - is pushing them out of the market by selling products half price.
Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has respondent to city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi, who had criticised him for the manner in which he handled the China Square situation.
The senior counsel had faulted CS Kuria for being at war with China Square owner Cheng Lei, yet the Kenya Kwanza Government promised to open Kenya for business investors.
"Our policies should not have "a racist" undertone. CS Moses Kuria is obviously wrong in his onslaught against Mr. Lei Cheng of China Square. "Kenya is open for business" is Kuria's mantra, yet he is at war with Cheng for succeeding in his business model (selling cheapest)," Ahmednasir Tweeted on Sunday, February 26.
CS Kuria responded to the lawyer. "Kenya is open for business but Kenya is not open for dumping."
China Square row
The retail supermarket - located at Kenyatta University's UniCity Mall - was closed temporarily closed on Sunday, February 26, a day after CS Kuria gave the university a counteroffer to buy off the lease for China Square Limited and hand it over to Gikomba, Nyamakima, Muthurwa and Eastleigh traders.
Kenyan traders have been up in arms against China Square Limited, faulting the company's business model.
According to the local traders, Cheng - a 37-year-old Chinese national - is pushing them out of the market by selling products half price.
On his part, Cheng says that the local traders have been exploiting Kenyans for so long and that his legitimate business only brought health competition in the market.
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