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Africa’s 5 Largest Open-Air Markets

August 10, 2017 at 01:56 pm | Money Moves

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

August 10, 2017 at 01:56 pm | Money Moves

Karatina Market (Karatina, Kenya)

Karatina Market

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The Karatina open-air market in Karatina town, Nyeri County, is 130 km or two hours away from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The market, which prides itself as the largest in East Africa, is well-known for the fresh fruit and vegetables available on sale. It also has a variety of goods, ranging from ciondos (baskets made from sisal), all types of cereals, and many other market goods.

Karatina market is managed by the Karatina town council, which in recent times has worked toward modernizing the market with the introduction of stalls that can hold up to 3,000 traders.

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