List Of Open Air Markets In Kenya

Open Air Markets in Kenya; open-air markets are huge markets selling different varieties of goods from food to merchandise. Kenya is among the top African countries where open markets contribute a lot to the country’s GDP.

Apart from offering everything you might need, the best thing about these open markets is that they are situated countrywide and they are easily accessible. Most of these markets are run by small-scale traders and just like any other business center getting a space is usually easy and tricky at the same time.

Securing space in most cases depends on who you know. Below we highlight some of the open Markets in Kenya.

List of Open Markets in Kenya

1. Gikomba

Open Markets in Kenya

Gikomba is one of the biggest and most popular markets in the country based in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The market is well known as the hub of second-hand clothes (Mitumba. The market has been running for decades and it is normally divided into different portions where different goods are sold. Groceries and furniture have different portions.

The market is located a few kilometers from the CBD and has a capacity of over 20 thousand people visiting the market on daily basis.

2. Karatina Market

Karatina is among the largest open-air market situated outside Nairobi county. The market is located in Karatina town, Nyeri county. The Mt. Kenya-based market is well known as the best market for affordable and fresh fruits and vegetables.

The market has created over 50 thousand jobs for Nyeri natives, and other traders from different parts of the Central region.

3. Muthurwa Market

Open Markets in Kenya

The market is located at the core of Nairobi city, and neighbors Marikiti market one of the biggest grocery markets in Nairobi. Though it not that big it is divided into different portions but food and clothes are the main products sold at the market.

4. Kongowea Market

The market is located in the Coastal region of Kenya in the Nyali sub-county and it is one of the busiest open-air markets in the coastal region. The market offers different variety of fresh farm produce and clothes.

5. Kamukunji Market

Kamukuji market is another known open market located in Nairobi, the market is well known for mostly selling household commodities on wholesale. Apart from household commodities, it is also one of the best markets for new shoes.

6. Maasai Markets

Open Markets in Kenya

This is one of the open-market with branches in different towns in the country. The Maasai market is the best spot for artifacts, jewelry, beads works, and other amazing pieces of stuff. The Nairobi branch is located along Kijabe Street and the other one is along the High Court Parking lot.

7. Toi Markets

Toi market sits on a three-year acre piece of land along Suna Road, it is located in the outskirts of Kibera slums. The market has been running as an open market for a while and in 2018 government ordered the demolition of the market to revamp it into a modern market. The Market is well known for quality beddings, high-fashioned clothes, and handbags.

8. Luanda Market

The market is located in Vihiga County along the Kisumu-Busia highway.  It is one of the biggest open markets serving the people of Vihiga and Kisumu it is a multi-purpose market selling all saught of commodities.

9. City Markets

The city market is somehow different from other open markets since it operates with stalls and it is well known for selling wood cravings and bead necklaces. The city market is also the best place to purchase drums, spears, and shields.

Other Open Air Markets in Kenya

Juja Market
Luanda K’Otieno Fish Market
Akwichatis Market
Busia Market Stalls
Kapkwen Market
Njoro Market
Kondele Market
Laare Market
Kijumba market
Chwele Municipal Market
Kware Market
Kadwia Market
Gakindu Market
Gatukuyu market
Kiraone Market
Makutano Market
Kakululo Open Market
Kagwe Market
Randago Market
Rumuruti Goat & Sheep Market
The Village Market
Kenyanya Market
Nyambweke Market
Fig Tree Fresh Food Market – Ngara
Obama Market
Gem Lane Soko
Dagoretti Market
Kamahuha Market
Githiga Market
Sindo Open Market
Kihoya Shopping centre
Ahero Market
Kahuro Market
Westlands Market
Kawangware Market
Mwariro Farmers Market
Mulot Market
Suswa Market
Burma Market Nairobi
Miendo Market
Jua Kali Market
kamwangi open air market
Hawinga Market
Old Kangemi Market
Kariokor Market
Nakuru’s wakulima open-air market.
Eshibuye Market
Mahanga Market
Mbale Market
Khayeka Market
Mukumu Market
Kaburengu Market
Mois Bridge Market
Matunda Market
Maliki Market
Misikhu Market
Wemilabi Market
Wekhomo (Kima) Market
Naitiri Market
Kibabii Tuuti Market
Kanduyi Market
Kimilili Market
Sikhendu MArket
Mumias Market
Majengo Market Vihiga
Soy Market
Webuye Market
Migori Open Air Market
Syomungele Market
Uhuru Business Park,kisumu
Mweini Market and Shopping Centre
Mithini Market and Shopping Centre
Mbakoni Market / Shopping Centre
Mavuko Market and Shopping Centre
Matsangoni Market
Kathungu Market and Shopping Centre
Kanzokeani Market
Shinyalu Market
Gakoromone Market
Kalundu Market
Kiboswa Market
Kaugi market
Cheptul Market
Mwanianga market / Shopping Centre
Bumala Market
Kiluluini Market – Shopping Centre
Soko Mjinga
Gakoromone market
Mutarkwa Market Centre
Nzukini Market and Shopping Centre
Akobwait Market
Kithaene Market
Ekero market
Tamkal market place
Kamuithi Market
Merille Livestock Market
Mamboleo Market
Rabuor Market
Kitengela Market – Kitengela
Kasemeini Market
Ngutwa market
Chavakali Market Via Eldoret
Kakawet Shopping Centre
Kee Market and Shopping Centre
Suna Ragana Market
Mwiriene Market
Muringene Miraa Market
Kerenga Market Stalls
Kacheliba Market
Mukuyu market
Yimwaa Market/Shopping Centre
Nango Market-Bondo
Kilgoris Main Market
Riosir Open Air Market
Chesoi Open-air Market
Chaka Open Air Market
Lodwar Open Air Market
Kisiuni open air market
Chuka Open Air Market
Nanyuki Open Air Market
Kiriaini open air Market
City Stadium Open air Market
Kwamaiko open air Market
Sori Open Air Market
Ntulele Open Air Market.