|Artistic impression of the mall|
Kericho Town is to get its first shopping mall, as Green Square Mall today starts the construction of a two-floor mall with a supermarket and more than 20 stores and restaurants.
The Sh 500million mall will be built along the Nairobi-Kisumu highway into the town.
“We were keen on having a building that would change the face of Kericho while catering to the emerging middle class,” said Ng’eno.
“Green Square Mall has been developed to be a one-stop-shop that will suit all the family needs, for both customers and travellers along the road to dine, shop, bank and relax, all under one roof ,” said Ng’eno.
The town, which has some history as a transit town, has in recent years attracted a series of private companies and NGOs, such as the Walter Reed Project.
“Yet many Kericho residents still have to travel to Nairobi to get household items, and enjoy a coffee cafe lifestyle and eateries. They will now have the services within their reach,” said Charles Birech, C.E.C -Trade, Industrialization, Co-operative Management, Tourism and Wildlife.
“There is a demand for both modern commercial buildings and quality housing by both residents and companies setting up in the county; the Kericho County has put in place measures to make the area a conducive environment for investors,” said Birech.