The controversial China Square store located at the Unicity mall has been reopened, a week after it was closed for a little over a week.
In a statement, the Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce mentioned they looked forward to equal and fair treatment to enable a conducive business environment.
China Square, which established its first store at Nairobi’s UniCity Mall in January 2023, was accused of providing a wide range of goods at low prices, luring many customers and igniting debate among local business owners and even politicians.
The KCCC said it will continue to foster collaboration between Kenya and China in promoting investments, trade and tourism between the two countries.
Talks between the Kenyan government and the Chinese Community grilled the deadlock over the opening of the Chinese mall that has caused an uproar among the local traders.
Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria had called for the mall’s closure, insisting that the Kenyatta University vice-chancellor buy out the lease from the Chinese Trader.
Kuria pushed for the lease to be handed over to the Gikomba, Nyamakima, Muthurwa, and Eastleigh traders, and potentially edge out the Chinese businessman.