One of the leading chain supermarkets in Kenya, Naivas has announced that its outlet which was opened four months ago in Kitengela will be shut down soon.
Through a statement, Naivas said that the outlet under Kitengela Mall will be closed at the end of October 2018 and its assets moved to its sister branch branch in Nairobi city- Lang’ata Branch at Freedom Height Mall.
“We will be closing the Kitengela Mall branch in the next two weeks … We want to ensure we are more accessible and align to new store strategy,” said Naivas chief commercial officer Willy Kimani during an interview.
Among the main reason to the Kitengela closure, poor performance will be blamed.
Naivas who have been on expansion spree after the fall of Nakumatt, have been trying to tap market left behind by their old rival.
Among its latest branches include Ciata City Mall along Kiambu Road, another at the Junction of Kenyatta and Moi Avenue and an outlet on Moi Avenue vacated by Nakumatt Holdings.