The giant supermarket Khetia’s has officially opened another outlet in Kanduyi market.
This is the thirteenth supermarket the group has established after opening Khetia’s highway outlet opposite Tourist hotel in Bungoma town.
Bungoma town alone has four outlets owned by the family which includes Khetia’s Euro, Cross roads and Centre point.
Speaking in Kanduyi on October 19, Ashok Khetia the managing director said the family also owns other 41 groups of business entities.
“We have heed to our customer’s call, this outlet has offered job opportunities to over 85 people and has helped in reducing transportation cost,” he said.
The family also owns the giant Gigamart in Kitale town, Eldoret, Kisumu, Busia and Kakamega.
The outlet has dominated and monopolized the business industry in Nyanza, Western and North Rift regions.
Khetias supermarket Kanduyi occupies the former Tesia supermarket building which is owned by former nominated Mp Patrick Wangamati who is also the father of the current Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
“This supermarket is placed at a strategic place and still on the northern corridor road which links Kenya and Uganda,” he said.
He added, ” Soon we will be opening other supermarkets in Kapsabet and Kisii towns.
He decried the existence of the global pandemic Corona which he blamed for eating into their business.
“Covid-19 has real affected us but we are picking up, the seven months have been very traumatizing to the business community and were not spared,” he said.
Ashok stated that the new supermarket has employed over 85 new people to work as sells agents.
“Our customers wanted us to establish ourselves here and it is an opportunity whose time as arrived,” he said.