In Summary
  • Earlier this month, the hawkers clashed with shop owners at the market disrupting normal business following a dispute between the two parties over selling space.

  • The standoff led to stall owners their premises protesting the return of the hawkers.

Chaos rocked City Market Tuesday after hawkers selling meat at the busy market were forcefully evicted by officers from Nairobi County government.

The hawkers clashed with the City Hall inspectorate officers who had invaded the popular meat market dismantling their stands at the establishment.

The traders marched to City Hall to seek Governor Mike Sonko's address over their predicament.

CITY HALL

The traders were however denied access into City Hall by security officers manning the gates.

They claimed that City Hall's deputy director of security and compliance Ms Eva Wairiuko was behind the eviction which happened in the evening.

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