- Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has ordered for the compensation of the manhandled smokie vendors with 10k each.
- He is remorseful for the unfortunate incident.
- He has promised to take disciplinary action to the County officers involved.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has ordered for the compensation of the manhandled smokie vendors with 10k each.
The city’s strongman was remorseful for the unfortunate incident which has been met with fury.
According to Sakaja, his officers were inhumane to the traders.
He added that since he took the reigns of power, he has had a good relationship with informal traders.
However, the recent happenings are out to soil the relationship.
“The happenings in the CBD earlier today were most unfortunate.
This is not the way to treat Nairobians as we have continually
implored our officers to treat Nairobians with Dignity.
We have had cordial relations with informal traders but
lately there have been unfortunate incidences that
seek to sabotage that.
While regretting his officer’s actions, Sakaja promised disciplinary actions for the officers involved.
It was in this light that he sought forgiveness from the traders with a token of 10k each.
He also ordered for the release of all confiscated items belonging to the vendors.
“We will take disciplinary action.
I have ordered the immediate release of all confiscated items, apologized
to the traders and personally compensated each of them to the tune of 10,000 shillings each” continued the statement.
Sakaja further rued the actions of his officers affirming that even if the officers were effecting the County by-laws and regulations they ought not to have acted the way they did.
“Even if the traders were operating without the required documentation, including a Medical Certificate from Public Health that every food handler must have for the safety of Nairobians,
they did not derserve such treatment and we are dealing with this internally.
Poleni sana” summed up his statement.
Videos are also out showing the traders receiving their 10k compensation with others getting back their vending items.