Court orders Nairobi hawkers out of Nairobi streets

Nairobi residents walk past goods displayed on a city street by hawkers in the past. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Mr Muholi who dismissed two cases filed by the hawkers through lawyers Elizabeth Muthoni Karanja and Sheila Mugo seeking to restrain County Askaris from harassing, arresting or interfering with their operations at Plot Zero along Moi Avenue and also along Tom Mboya Street.
  • He stated that county government officers are mandated to ensure “there is good environment of doing business, hence tasked with ensuring there is order; licence all business and generally be in charge of their counties.”
  • Declining to bar city askaris from confiscating goods from the traders, Mr Muholi said the hawkers cannot be allowed to “operate from all corners of Moi Avenue or Tom Mboya Street.”

Hawkers operating from the city centre have been ordered to move to designated places within the city.

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