EASTLEIGH HAWKERS ACCUSSE LAND GRABBERS OF LEAVING THEM WITH NO SPACE TO TRADE
Hawkers in Eastleigh have accused mall owners in the area of grabbing public land that should be allocated to them by the city authorities.
They said it is unfair to blame them for invading the streets and interfering with business in the area yet all available public land in the area has been grabbed.
Under the umbrella of Eastleigh Hawkers Association, they said major malls in the area are built on public land, service lanes and sewer lines, therefore, rendering them without space.
The groups’ chairman, Jeff Oteba Thursday said, they have nowhere to operate from except In front of the malls.
On Wednesday Eastleigh traders protested what they termed “invasion by hawkers”.
The traders said hawkers display their wares outside their shops, blocking the entrance and exit of their shops.