In Summary
  • Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno Monday maintained that the county was keen on restoring order in the town.

  • However, the hawkers have complained that the wholesale market cannot accommodate more than 6,000 of their members.

  • Uasin Gishu County Hawkers Chairman David Mburu said the new market has only 311 stalls.

The Uasin Gishu County government has vowed not to relent in its efforts to evict all hawkers from Eldoret town’s central business district despite a public outcry.

Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno Monday maintained that the county was keen on restoring order in the town.

“These hawkers operate outside other traders’ premises, who pay rent. The hawkers prevent buyers from accessing the premises, resulting to low returns,” he said.

Mr Chemno observed that though markets have been constructed to accommodate traders in the county, hawkers have continued to violate the law by selling their wares in the streets.

WHOLESALE MARKET

“We have the Sh100 million hawker’s wholesale market which is complete. We also have the Sh150 million Kahoya market which was opened in 2012,” said Mr Chemno.

“We want to ask the traders to relocate to these markets and operate from there,” he added.

However, the hawkers have complained that the wholesale market cannot accommodate more than 6,000 of their members.

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