Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has banned hawking on the roads effective tomorrow 26th October 2023.
Speaking during a meeting with the leadership of city hawkers, the Nairobi Governor noted that the sale of goods on the road is a reducible minimum for everyone’s sake.
“Hawkers & informal traders deserve an opportunity to eke out a living in an orderly manner. This morning, we brought together the leadership of CBD hawkers, our City Inspectorate Officers, Mobility and works sectors to deliberate and agree on how this will be done within the CBD.
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in a dignified manner that also considers pedestrians, vehicular traffic and shop owners.” said the Governor.
He continued by saying that those with allocated spaces away from the roads are okay but the discussion will now involve operation hours.
“As we conclude the back lanes for relocation of 1,000 hawkers, we have agreed on a number of measures including operating time and spaces.” he said
The former Senator made it clear that the rules are for everyone to adhere and will not affect one and leave the other one out due to connections between the traders and county bosses.
Also agreed was the scrapping off of parking fees over the weekend to boost trade within the city as well as conducting training for all City Inspectorate officers.
“As promised, parking fees on the weekend have been scrapped to further support operation of pop up markets and trade in more parts of the City.
We have agreed to continue training our City inspectorate officers who must work professionally and with respect which must be mutual.” he said