Hundreds of customers jammed China Square last evening as it opened its doors to the public a week after its closure following a stand-off with local traders and Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria over its pricing.
The parking space within Unicity Mall was filled up with motorists going into the store. Dozens had to park along the Thika Superhighway.
The store which is located at Kenyatta University UniCity Mall was closed on February 26, with the management saying they wanted to “re-evaluate and replan our company strategy, in order to better serve our customers and meet their needs.”
In a statement on Monday, the Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce said the resumption of operations at China Square followed several engagements between the Kenya Government and the Chinese Community (KCCC) in Kenya to find an amicable solution to the stalemate.
“The Chamber looks forward to an equal and fair treatment of all businesses across board to ensure a conducive business environment for all and promote cordial relations based on mutual trust and benefit. We appreciate the Kenya Government’s support in allowing the Chinese Community to do business and contribute to Kenya’s growth and development efforts through employment creation and contribution to Kenya’s tax revenue,” the statement from the chamber of commerce read in part.
It also called for the equal and fair treatment of all firms across the board.
The KCCC said it will continue to foster collaboration between Kenya and China in promoting investments, trade and tourism between the two countries.