Prof. Makau Mutua, a spokesman for Azimio One Kenya Alliance, backed Moses Kuria, cabinet secretary for trade and industrialization, in his decision to shut down China Square.
Makau, a professor of international trade law, claimed in a tweet on Monday that Kenya’s undeveloped economy will suffer as a result of the presence of a Chinese shopping center.
A close supporter of Azimio leader Raila Odinga, Makau, claimed Kenya lacked a robust regulatory framework to deal with the new mall.
I don’t want to get involved in an intra-UDA argument, but as a longstanding professor of international trade law, I believe that the China Square phenomena is harmful in a corrupt state with an underdeveloped economy like Kenya’s. It has to go!, declared professor Makau.
This occurs shortly after China Square declared that the store will be shuttered indefinitely as it worked to resolve a number of problems.
The supermarket sent out a message on Sunday saying, “We, China Square Ltd, regret to notify you that we will continue to close down till further notice.”