After what Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja done to them, Hawkers may never forgive him.
This comes after he prohibited hawking in parts of Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) to restore order and sanity.
Following a consultative meeting between inspectorate officers and hawker representatives, the governor issued the instructions.
Hawking will be prohibited at the Tom Mboya stretch heading to Moi Avenue, thereby prohibiting hawkers from entering the region.
Sakaja further stated that the order will be implemented on Thursday am.
“I’m not just taking care of you, I’m also taking care of the people walking in the city,” she said.
“We want to treat our people like people and do the right thing.” I want to make it clear that the lanes going to Moi Avenue from Tom Mboya would be free of hawking.”
The governor also stated that hawkers will be given preference in the back lanes, where they will be allowed to continue their business.
Sakaja further indicated that plans were being made to enlarge the road in order to facilitate hawking in the future. He stressed that these measures were made to ensure that the route was accessible to all users.
The restriction comes just days after Sakaja professed to care about hawkers by compensating cigarette vendors whose items were seized by kanjos last week.