Quit notices to non-citizen traders in Kenya expired on May 31st in most cases, except where government dispensation has been given to allow the shopkeepers to continue trading.
CUs newspaper headlines 'call to speed up transfer of business' (2 shots)
GV Shopping area along Biashara street (3 shots)
ZOOM INTO closing down sale notice
SV TILT DOWN sign 'closed for business'
GV & CUs locked shop with closed grille (3 shots)
CU Closing down sign TILT DOWN to sale notice
GV TILT UP - closed shop
GV TILT DOWN shopping area around Tubman Road (2 shots)
CU Sign 'Indian Emporium' TILT DOWN TO CU closed sign on door
SV African looking through grilled window TILT UP to shop sign
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Background: Quit notices to non-citizen traders in Kenya expired on May 31st in most cases, except where government dispensation has been given to allow the shopkeepers to continue trading.
Those shopkeepers, mainly Asians, who have not succeeded in selling their businesses, were required to shut up shop anyway on that date. In only 32 ceases had appeals against closure orders been allowed. Closure orders had been issued to 222 non-citizen traders.
Shopkeepers had considerable difficulty in finding buyers for their businesses, largely because of the shortage of Africans with sufficient financial resources to buy.
Our film shows shops in Nairobi either closed, or with 'closing down' notices displayed.