IN­VA­SION OF THE HAWK­ERS

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

Mall own­ers say the hawk­ers dis­play their wares out­side their shops, block­ing the en­trance and exit of their shops. Hawk­ers on the other hand say it is un­fair to blame them for in­vad­ing the streets and in­ter­fer­ing with busi­ness, as all avail­able pub­lic land has been grabbed. They said 90 per cent of them come from Eastleigh and it would be wrong to in­sin­u­ate they have stormed the area. In Au­gust, busi­ness in Eastleigh was brought to a stand­still af­ter more than 40 malls were closed, fol­low­ing a protest by pro­pri­etors against the hawk­ers’ in­va­sion.

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