Nairobi’s Burma Market Is A Major Health Hazard

'Nyama Choma Zone' at Burma Market

Food vendors are back to their bad old habits of not upholding proper hygiene. This in combination with a blocked drainage and sewerage system, makes the eatery area of the market one big health hazard

By The Weekly Vision Online

Burma market situated in the Eastlands area of Nairobi, so named in honour of Kenyan soldiers returning after serving in the Asian Nation of Burma during the second world war, has become a major health hazard. The market had been closed down last year for several months by health inspectors from the County government of Nairobi who ordered for massive clean-up and renovations to be conducted.

But after it resumed operations, food vendors are back to their bad old habits of not upholding proper hygiene. This in combination with blocked drainage and sewerage system, makes the eatery area of the market one big health hazard.

The foul stench from the open sewage system near the eateries, famous for its sizzling hot matumbo and ugali is enough to kill one’s appetite of even of the most starved!

Many say that an epidemic outbreak could hit the market any time soon from the poorly managed chicken slaughterhouses, clogged open man-holes, blocked sewers and drainage systems. Concerned city residents are appealing to the Nairobi city-county health inspectorate department to again close down the market until a thorough clean-up is conducted.

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