Eldoret traders protest over ‘rogue’ enforcement officers

People flee after police dispersed mitumba traders who were protesting in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County on March 5, 2020. They were opposing an order by the county government to relocate them to Eldoret West Market. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The traders mostly operate from Oloo Street, Oginga Odinga Street and the town’s main market.
  • Most shops in the town were closed as their owners took part in the protests.
  • They petitioned Governor Mandago and the national government to intervene.

Traders in Eldoret town on Thursday closed down their businesses protesting what they termed extortion by Uasin Gishu County enforcement officers.

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