Nairobi, April 18 -- Chinese-owned China Square mall is among more than 40 trading companies entangled in a lawsuit seeking to halt the operations of foregin entities selling low-priced imported goods on the Kenyan market.

The suit before the High Court has been filed by a group of Kenyan traders concerned over the Chinese allegedly selling everyday goods like curtains imported from China on average 50 percent cheaper than those brought in by their local counterparts.

The court action comes a month after China Square, which is based at Kenyatta University on the outskirts of Nairobi, was reopened following the dismissal of a counterfeit complaint against it.

The traders, under the auspices of a group called Indigenous Capital Protectio...