- Traders, matatu operators, bodaboda riders, hoteliers and other accommodation entities such airbnb have recorded booming business.
- On Thursday Business came to a standstill in Nakuru as Prophet David Owuor arrived in the city for the annual crusade.
Business is booming in Nakuru city as followers of Prophet Dr. David Owuor of Ministry of Repentance and Holiness throng the city for a mega crusade.
The crusade that will take place on December 30, 2022 and 31 has been graced by thousands of the prophet's followers from different parts of the country.
This will be the ministry's fifth service at Menengai grounds which has become his traditional site for his healing service at the end of the year.
On Friday, businesses came to a standstill in Nakuru as Prophet Dr David Owuor arrived in the city for the annual crusade complete with a motorcade and outriders.
Traders, matatu operators, bodaboda riders, hoteliers and other accommodation entities such Airbnb have recorded a booming business.
As street vendors make a killing by selling soft drinks and water in the seemingly hot Nakuru weather to thousands of believers who have filled the Menengai grounds.
"Business has been good since they started streaming into the city. I have made more money yesterday and today than I had in the other days of this week," Mutai, a bodaboda rider, stated.
This is echoed by Susan Wanjiku, a street vendor who said she has sold all her items and was contemplating buying double the stock.
"I have ordered for more as I get more money to buy other things that are in demand here. We wish this went on for a week so we could end the year on a high note," she said.
Most of the hotels along Nakuru's famous Kanu streets are also fully booked with others opting for Airbnb accommodation.
Ann, who operates an Airbnb business, told the star that all of her houses have been booked with demand exceeding the supply.
Houses next to the Menengai grounds have come up with ingenious ways to make money by constructing makeshift toilets and bathrooms for the pilgrims and charging Sh30 for bathing and Sh10 for using the toilets.
Security is also tight around the Menengai Ground and along the streets of the city with police seen patrolling the area and doing crowd control.