Ebrahim Supermarket Waves Goodbye After 75-yrs of Operation
One of the most iconic supermarkets in Kenya has shut down after many years of operation in the country.
Ebrahim Supermarket closed down its Moi Avenue branch after selling out its stock on discounted prices over the weekend.
The move has left over 30 employees mouth open after they were rendered jobless in the wake of Monday.
“Hatujui ni nini anataka mara ni stalls na maduka,” (We do not know what exactly is happening because we are setting up shops and stalls now), said the worker.
The supermarkets were established in Kenya’s during the pre-independent era and have been in operation for over 75 years now selling electronics and computer accessories.
Its reported that the supermarket had earlier closed their Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa outlets and the ones in Nairobi where the only remaining outlets in the country.
“Ebrahim was already an established shopping outlet by 1977 when I joined the University of Nairobi as a first-year student,” recalls veteran journalist Emman Omari.
“You can’t talk about old supermarkets in Kenya without mentioning it.”
Other supermarkets that have had stiff operation challenges in the past include Nakumatt, Uchumi and now Ukwala Supermarket which just made an application to the Court for a permanent closure after being unable to settle its debts.