Summary

  • Traders in Nairobi Central District decries hawkers menace  in the capital.
  • The most affected streets includes Tom Mboya street, Moi Avenue and Agha Khan Walk.
  • The city boss directed all hawkers to only access the upper Central Business District 4.00 pm onwards.

 

It is business as usual in the Nairobi Central District with hawkers back to the streets with impunity.

The most affected streets includes Tom Mboya street, Moi Avenue and Agha Khan Walk.The hawkers are back with starts trading as early as 9.0 am in the morning.

This is contrary to   directive issued by governor Johnson Sakaja   over hawking time.

The city boss directed all hawkers to only access the upper Central Business District 4.00 pm onwards.

“The orders by governor fell on deaf ears they are back terrorizing our businesses. They don’t pay rent they don’t pay taxes as much as we do and they don’t have sense for our business.” Brian Wiko phone trader at Tom Mboya street told Ghetto Radio News.

“Wamecome kwa fujo sisi tumesahulika hata Kuna makanjo wamechukua pesa kuwaprotect …we want governor to bring order and sanity in our city.Where are the inspectorate team when all these is happening. We should be serious  because it is shameful to have this kind of operation.” Abraham Kinoti said.

Sakaja Directives

Last years Nairobi County and Head of Public Service Patrick Analo, in a subsequent statement to newsrooms, stated that after consensus agreement with hawkers it was reached that they will only operate as from 4.pm in the evening.

The hawkers were also directed not to access the upper CBD before 4.00 pm.

“Earlier in the month, the Governor had brought together the leadership of hawkers, traders, and enforcement officers, where an agreement was reached on the streets where hawkers are allowed to operate from 4pm in the CBD,” said Mr. Analo.

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