In Summary

  • Hawkers are back in full force with their business starting as early as 9.am despite the ban.
  • Affected areas are Tom Mboya street Moi Avenue and Koja.
  • The traders owning the shops want governor Johnson Sakaja to weed out hawkers who have now become a bother and competitor.

Hawkers operating in Nairobi Central Business  District have defied Governor Johnson Sakaja orders barring them from operating  in upper CBD before 4.00 pm.
Spot check done by Ghetto Radio News shows that the affected streets includes Tom Mboya and Moi Avenue streets where they operate with impunity as early as 9.am in the morning.
The traders owning the shops want governor Johnson Sakaja to weed them out hawkers who have now become a bother and competitors in front of their business promises.

“Bro am telling you is once again a mess…this time round wamekuja kwa fujo..we have tried talking to them to heed to county government directives because as things are , we are incurring many losses yet we pay a lot of revenue to the county. They must just stop this.” Abdi Hassan CBD trader told Ghetto Radio News.

“I sell clothes but In front of my shop we have hawkers all over selling Mitumba clothes  how do you describe that. The County Government must be serious and Sakaja should push these hawkers out of the CBD.” Kinuthia another trader added.

Hawkers

On the other hand hawkers  have vowed to stay put saying they have all the right to do business in the CBD. According to Macharia a hawker a long Moi Avenue says they can’t wait until 4.00 pm.
“Tuko na watoi kulisha mambo ya kungoja mpaka majioni hiyo haiwezi bana …eehh governor atupe time tufanye bizz zetu juu Kuna makanjo pia wanachukua pesa kwetu si eti hatulipi ushuru.

 

December 14, 2023

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