For Nakumatt and Tuskys trust, love dates to the 1960s

Shoppers wait to enter Nakumatt supermarket situated in Thika Road Mall, on August 6, 2016. Nakumatt remains a very viable business given its strategically located stores throughout East Africa. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Shah family moved to and settled in Nakuru in 1965 where they started a retail store.

  • Shah found a job as a salesman in a shop called Nakuru Mattresses, which was owned by his brother Hasmukh.

In the end, it was only fitting that it should be Tuskys Supermarkets bailing out the ailing giant retailer Nakumatt, for theirs is an incredible story of family friendship and business partnership that is more than five decades old.

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