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…Bata distributor at Kamukunji on your way to Gikomba. Does wholesale and retail.

20. Official dresses, skirts, trouser – Bus Station near the City Council toilet. Gikomba from Sh200 for skirts.

21. Khaki trousers – Kenyatta Market; very nice ones at Sh650.

22. High-waist jeans – Amal Plaza, entrance C, turn left. Some ladies there sell them at Sh700 or less.

23. Maternity trousers – Bus Station.

24. Kids clothes – Gikomba, Kwa Cucu, or ask for children’s clothes, you will be directed. Also check Toi Market, Kamukunji and Eastleigh.

25. Curtains and carpets – Eastleigh. At the Garage roundabout, walk a few metres on your left. Alight at the second stop after St Theresa and walk towards Amal Plaza, you will find many malls selling curtains. Go to the various shops comparing prices and fabrics; you will be spoilt for choice. Comparing prices before you buy will ensure that you don’t buy overpriced curtains.

26. Gym wear – Directly opposite The Bazaar as you walk towards Koja, there is a lady hawker who sells gym wear at night. Bottoms go for Sh200, jackets for Sh300 to Sh350. You can also buy tops at night outside Jade Collections.

27. Hair braiding – At Old Nation for cornrows for Sh500.

28. Fabrics – Go to Nairobi Textile upstairs for vitenge, while at the back (walk straight from the entrance), you can get fabric for office wear. Nairobi Textiles is next to Malindi Dishes. For Kitenges, River Road opposite Bata Mini Price has cheaper fabrics than Nairobi Textiles. Also check Zion Kitenge past KCB on River Road. Eastleigh too at Sh900 for six yards, you can even get at Sh750. When you get to Eastleigh, ask to be shown kitenge house. There are also other fabrics too.

29. Toys – Kamukunji. Mutindwa in Estlands for best kids toys, especially for boys.

30. Bicycles for kids and adults – Directly what used to be Jack and Jill Supermarket, walk towards Uchumi House and you will see a big shop selling bikes only. Ask them to tighten the bike and to sell you grease. (some people in the comments expressed disappointment in the quality of the bikes they bought there). Even accessories are very cheap. I bought stabilisers there at Sh350, while someone somewhere else had quoted a price of Sh1700. You can also get garbage bags there for Sh350 instead of Sh600 at the supermarket. Someone else bought Sh280 at Eastleigh.

31. Bathroom accessories and lighting for those who are constructing – Walk past that Tuskys that is just past Thika matatus, and you will see a whole street of shops selling stuff. They also sell toilet seats, decorative mirrors and many other things.

32. Bedding (duvets, bed sheets, bed covers, mosquito nets) – Kamukunji. You can also get bed sheets and other bedding at Kwa Cucu in Gikomba for maximum Sh500.

33. Shaggy mat making materials – Keekorok Road, also has exercise books and stationery. 

It’s cheaper than Biashara Street.

34. Fibre/pillow filling and sofa fabric – Gikomba.

35. Car spare parts – Impala on Tom Mboya Street, near the number 9 matatus.

36. Water storage tanks 210 and 310 litres – Kamukunji.

37. Plastics – Mansi Traders at Tausi House in Kamukunji, an Indian shop.

NB: In Kamukunji, there are both genuine utensils and fakes.


39. Electrical appliances near nyamakima

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