(+) VEN­DORS WERE KICKED OUT OF CBD

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

In July, the Nairobi gov­ern­ment forced hawk­ers out of the CBD, fol­low­ing protests against their in­va­sion of the key streets. Some traders who own shops in the city cen­tre protested against the street ven­dor’s pres­ence in prime ar­eas. County of­fi­cials carted away hawk­ers’ wares in vans af­ter they re­fused to vol­un­tar­ily re­lo­cate to mar­kets des­ig­nated for them. The hawk­ers ac­cused the county of evict­ing them with­out giv­ing them al­ter­na­tive land. “They de­fied a court or­der re­strain­ing them from evict­ing us,” a hawker said.

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