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Kenyan Merchants and Consumers Face Off Over Chinese Imports

Kenyan traders are pushed back by approaching police officers outside parliament in Nairobi on February 28, 2023 during a protest over what they claim are unfair business advantages for Chinese merchants. Tony KARUMBA / AFP

Kenyan traders staged a street protest against Chinese competitors they say are undercutting them.

This follows the targeting of China Square by Trade Secretary Moses Kuria. The popular new Chinese-run store offers imported products at prices 50% lower than traders.

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