Retail chain Tuskys has taken over shop space vacated by troubled Nakumatt Holdings in Kisii and Kisumu, growing its branch network to 64 stores.

Tuskys has revamped the combined space of 40,000 square feet at a cost of Sh240 million and says that the new outlets will provide a range of benefits to the Nyanza region, including employment and supply opportunities.

Tuskys Echiro, located on Kisii’s Moi Avenue, is the retailer’s second branch in the area since it already operates Chigware branch.

Tuskys Lolwe Supermarket at Mega Plaza in Kisumu is also an addition to the United branch located at United Mall.

The retailer is also set to unveil the upgraded Thigiri branch in Spring Valley targeting premium market later in the month.