Nairobi City Intensifies Crackdown on Hawkers

Director of operations at Nairobi City Inspectorate Department Peter Mbaya says the cleaning is necessitated by the upsurge in the number of hawkers in the city streets, increased number of illegal structures and activities in the central business district. Mbaya cites congestion caused by boda boda operators and increased number of street families and beggars as other reasons for the crackdown.

City askaris dismantle woodens stands used by hawkers in the city centtre during a stong operation.