The 49 small-scale traders with businesses in Shauri Moyo and along Jogoo Road incurred losses of estimated to be worth over sh5 million during the standoff between Nasa supporters and ant-riot police.
Governor Sonko met the traders at City Hall on Friday where he also offered to clear the hospital bill a woman allegedly raped goons .The attackers also made away with over Sh200,000 from her M-Pesa shop.
“Out of the Sh1.2m which is a personal donation from the Governor, Sh1m was to be shared among the 48 traders and Sh200,000 to the molested trader who is currently undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Women Hospital in Nairobi,” said Mr Sonko.
Speaking on behalf of the traders, Ochudo Achieng’, a shop owner at Burma market thanked the governor for the financial support.
Governor Sonko urged the traders not to allow perceived political differences to divide them. He also pledged more financial support to the victims.