Sonko’s issues new stern order to Nairobi hawkers

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has issued a new order on hawking within the CBD.

Hawkers will not be allowed to trade within the CBD until shops close; failure to which will lead to possible arrests for offenders.

“Police and askaris would be vigil to ensure the order is followed. The operation will start today (Friday) and no one will be bailed out,” he told the Nairobi Hawkers’ Association Chairman Waweru Kimani.

The hawkers will however not be left high and dry as they are set to be relocated to a new market in Ngara.

“I have found space to settle your people in Ngara and we will get space for all of them there.”

Sonko went on to request for the hawkers co-operation following the new order.

“I helped you hawkers when you had problems, so you should also help me work well with all Nairobians,” he told the Chairman.

Sonko is currently in talks with the hawkers representatives to further discuss the new development.

Source: The Star

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