Hawkers ejected from Kitengela by County Government

Written By: KBC Reporter


Over 300 hawkers have been kicked out of Kitengela town and their structures destroyed by Kajiado County Government reinforcement officers.

The county officers descended on the illegal structures within the town which are said to be obstructing feeder roads and the open air market.

The hawkers are now accusing the County reinforcement officers of mistreatment and harassment saying they have been paying a daily fee of shillings 50 as required.

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The hawkers are however accused of edging out those operating at Kitengela open air market and who pay annual licenses.

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The County administration maintains the operation to clear the hawkers out of town will go on and no one will be spared.

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In the meantime traders in the open air market have faulted the County Government for poor services in the market, citing  insecurity, poor drainage and miss-managed public toilets.

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This they say is in spite of the County government collecting cess on a daily basis.

The controversial kitengela open air market was earmarked for demolition to pave way for a modern open air market five years ago, a move that is yet to materialize.



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