Meet The Largest Open Air Market In Western Region With Many Mad Men

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The above open air market is called Luanda market. It is strategically located along Kisumu-Busia highway in the proximity of Luanda town, Vihiga County. The name Luanda means a rock in the local language of the surrounding bunyore community. One thing that sets this large open air market in Western Region from others it is the crowd of many mad men at it. As always, any market does not lack a mad man but for the case of Luanda, it is beyond expectation.

The market is mainly known for its fresh fish and omena. It serves both the residences of Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya counties. It is under the leadership of Vihiga County council who manages and ensures that the cleanliness standards are met for its smooth and efficient operations. The surrounding communities are famously know to indulge more in drugs which later leads to so many mental related cases. Below are some pictures showcasing it.

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