Kenya: Nakumatt is evicted from yet another Mall

By Ian Osuka
On 3 January 2018 at 08:26

Nakumatt Supermart supermarket has forcefully been eveicted from Nanyuki mall. The was drama after the landlord threw Nakumatt goods out on the streets where looters made away with valuables

According to the management, Nakumatt had to be thrown out in order to poave way for another supermarket.

However, police officers at the scene said they had not been notified even after the owner of the building obtained a court order to evict the tenant.

Goods in the shop were scattered all over the compound with no clear indication if they would be auctioned.

Nakumatt had closed its Nanyuki branch in November last year with a notice pinned at its door that the closure was temporary.

The branch had 92 employees and had been operating in the town for the last seven years.

“Now that the supermarket has closed down, we are not sure whether we shall ever be paid our outstanding six months salaries. We are appealing for the government to come to our aide,”Harun, a former Nakumatt Nanyuki employee decries.

The management were unavailable for comment on the eviction as the spree of eviction across the region continues.

Nakumatt woes has seen the retailer closing its branches in Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania. It’s only in Rwanda that the supermarket has remained resilient. According to business daily, the retailer has been named the best taxpayer in Rwanda.