Nakuru hawkers decry harassment by County askaris

Hawkers in Nakuru County have raised alarm over what they term harassment from county enforcement officers. Addressing media on Tuesday after holding peaceful demonstrations through the Nakuru’s CBD to the Governor’s office, the group of hawkers are blaming the county government of Nakuru for not having their welfare at heart. They say there has not been clear mechanisms concerning how they can remit their levies to the county government of Nakuru but instead the county enforcement officers have continued to harass and even arrest them. In what seems to be…

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County Outlines Plans to Promote Small Businesses

Hawkers operating in Nakuru Town will be given the priority in occupying stalls at the upcoming bus park. Nakuru Town has over 5, 000 hawkers, most of them operating from bus termini, streets and public parks. As Nakuru Municipality gears up to be a City, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has promised of an inclusive City for socio-economic betterment. In an interview, Mr Lee said all ‘marginalized groups’ should be involved in productive activities derived from the City status opportunities. Tuesday morning, hawkers sought an audience with the County leadership decrying alleged…

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