Uchumi Supermarket forcibly evicted from its premises in Karatina, Nyeri County

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– Uchumi Supermarket in Karatina, Nyeri County has been forcefully evicted from its premises

– Goods were moved out of the supermarket in the presence of armed police officers who were guarding the goods against looting

– The landlord, Lucy Wairimu Weru had obtained a court order citing illegal occupation by the supermarket

The landlord to the building housing Uchumi Supermarket in Karatin town, Nyeri county forcefully evicted the tenant on Friday, December 15.

Goods including consumables, clothes and furniture were moved out of the supermarket in the presence of armed police officers. The armed police officers were also guarding the goods to ensure that looting did not happen as residents who had milled at the scene watched closely.

Uchumi Supermarket forcibly evicted from its premises in Karatina, Nyeri County. Photo: Kenfish Peter/ Facebook

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According to a report by Citizen new, the eviction came after the landlord, Lucy Wairimu Weru obtained a court order on Thursday, December 14 on the same. The court order indicated that Uchumi supermarket was illegally occupying the premise and the same constituted intrusion and illegal trespass.

Uchumi Supermarket forcibly evicted from its premises in Karatina, Nyeri County. Photo: Kenfish Peter/ Facebook

Uchumi’s eviction comes after an earlier report by TUKO.co.ke indicated that, Uchumi Supermarkets CEO Julius Kipngetich had resigned from the struggling retailer after being at he helm for two years He had replaced Jonathan Ciano who had tried to revive the collapsing chain of supermarkets in vain.

Five outlets of the Supermarkets were closed on Monday 21, March 2016 as the company was ditching its non-profit making ventures.

Source: Tuko.co.ke

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