How coronavirus has changed Nakuru Town CBD

A deserted Mashambani matatu terminus at Nakuru Central Business District on April 5, 2020. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The main Wakulima Market has been relocated to Afraha Stadium Annex.

  • Before Covid-19, the once quiet and cleanest town in East Africa was chaotic and noisy.

  • Poor planning was marked by the haphazard sprouting of matatu terminus, thanks to the corrupt county officers.

Despite disrupting many aspects of life in Nakuru Town, the coronavirus pandemic may be a blessing in disguise as the town gears towards attaining a city status. The virus is certainly a game changer and many of the 600,000 Nakuru Town residents now feel things may never be the same again.


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