China Square closure sparks mixed reactions both online, offline – Capital Business

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – China Square yesterday extended its Kenyan operations closure, citing public safety concerns.

The decision came after Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria issued a deportation warning to the owner of the business, Lei Cheng.

Kuria also sought to help the Chinese investor to set up a factory in Kenya.

Affordable products at the facility, Kuria warned, were harming local traders, whose businesses would suffer as a result of low prices.

The mall dominated the social media space over the weekend, with a section of Kenyans praising Kuria for the bold move while others terming it antibusiness.

China Square was opened on January 29, attracting a huge number of customers for its affordable clothes, electronics, and household items, threatening local businesses.

Its closure comes at a time when President William Ruto’s administration is looking to attract investors to the country.

The unilateral move, however, will discourage other investors from investing in the country out of fear of government’s erratic decisions.

Jay Ndungu

Jay is a computer scientist and journalist with a passion for the intersection of technology and society. He has a background in computer science, developing a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the industry, including programming languages and software development methodologies. Currently, He writes for Nairobi Times, covering a wide range of topics including technology, politics, sports, and entertainment. With his unique combination of technical knowledge and journalistic experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to the stories he covers, able to explain complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His work is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and society, and to make people more aware of the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

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