Nairobi City County government is now on the spot for not effecting its own recommendations to address health mess at the famous City Market that is currently in deplorable state.
A letter seen by Ghetto Radio News shows how the county through Deputy Director Public Health Wilson Langat on May 2018 wrote a letter on impending health hazard at the market.
The letter even recommended the removal of all hawkers at the market saying that they did not have food handling certificates from the county.
‘‘Majority of food handlers are illegally food for purpose of sale to the public, they did not posses valid medical certificates as required. Sale of food in the pavement and outside the stall is NOT recommended,’’ reads the letter.
These recommendations are haunting the same some county officials who are yet to implement their own policies.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Langat says a lot has been injected to ensure health status of City Market is restored but this has been unsuccessful due to political interference.
‘‘Yes we are to be blamed but moving forward we are seeking political good will so that we can ensure that when we crack the whip we don’t experience political challenges and other external forces.’’ He said.
Meanwhile a spot check done by this stations shows how hawkers have been putting meat and chicken for sale bare pavement raising serious health concerns at City Market.