In Summary
  • Mr Sonko highlights measures his administration will take to regulate the growing number of vendors.
  • The county, through two committees that have been set up, will implement the reforms in three phases.

Hawkers will from now on operate within Nairobi City centre from 2pm, Governor Mike Sonko has said.

In a report he unveiled Tuesday on how to deal with the problem of hawking in the city centre, Mr Sonko highlights both short-term and long-term measures his administration will take to regulate the growing number of vendors.

The number of hawkers stands at over 10,000 this year.

RULES
This comes at a time when the county boss is under a lot of pressure to transform the city, whose standards have deteriorated due to hawking, traffic jams, street children and garbage.

“To ensure a harmonious relationship between the city county and the hawkers, there will be no hawking in front of shops before 2pm, no hawking on both sides of the road.

"The paths are available for pedestrians and no hawking beyond Tom Mboya Street,” Mr Sonko said.

COUNTY ASKARIS
The county, through two committees that have been set up, will implement the reforms in three phases.

One of the teams comprises eight executive members.

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