Kiseka Market Vendors Protest The Sudden Increase In Rent Fees

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Traders
of Kiseka market at Auto Centre Plaza on Tuesday 12th March, 2019
barred access to the building in a protest over sudden increase in the rent
fees.

One
of the traders said that due to increased rent in the previous year, some of
them are sharing shops in order to cope with the situation.

“We
are tired of landlords who keep on increasing rent fees, I think the authorities
should intervene in this matter because, all most after six months or yearly
the rental fees are increased which isn’t fair, can’t they first study the
situation the traders are going through before hiking the rental fees?” wondered
the trader. 

He
further added that landlords do not involve traders when going to increase rent
fees, and they don’t show interest in listening to their views.

The
angry traders started pelting stones at the building and burning car tyres on
the road until police intervened.

After
the protest started the police were deployed to calm down the situation and
soon later traders were engaged in running battles.



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