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Plans launched to turn Nyeri into 24-hour economy

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A Nyeri town street and (inset) the Powells’ grave. There are no 24-hour restaurants in Nyeri town and definitely no 24-hour transport.  

By Muchiri Karanja

Posted  Wednesday, August 26  2009 at  00:00

“We do not have problems with water here,” says Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company auditor, Mr Wilson Mwai.

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There are no traffic jams and motorists pay a paltry Sh30 per day in parking fee — compare this with the Sh140 paid per day in Nairobi. Transport in and around the town is relatively cheap, largely because of low demand. And despite the fears occasioned by Mungiki gangs, security remains tight.

“It is quiet here. We have not had any major insecurity incidents of late,” says Central Provincial Police Officer, John M’mbijjiwe.

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