Moyale town: From trouble hot spot to a robust trading hub

An aerial view of Moyale town in Marsabit County. The town is quickly growing with promises of becoming one of the biggest economic havens in Northern Kenya after years of stagnation. PHOTO | JACOB WALTER | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The town has also seen a huge growth of the hospitality industry.
  • It is now popularly known as Moyale Raha to mean a hub of leisure.
  • However, lack of street lighting exposes the town to a lot of unforeseen security risks.

After lean economic times caused by ethnic clashes in the early 2000s, coupled with banditry and frequent cycles of drought, Moyale town in Marsabit is readying itself for better times.

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