Nairobi County Flushes Beggars Out of CBD
The crackdown comes hours after Nairobi County Executive Committee Member for Education, Youth and Gender Janet Ouko acknowledged that the city has recently experienced an influx in number of beggars. More than 30 beggars were netted in the operation and taken to Waithaka Rehabilitation Center in Dagoretti, while those from neighbouring countries like Tanzania will be deported.
Nairobi News, 17 May 2018
Nairobi County askaris swept beggars from the Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday in the wee hours of the morning. Read more »
A beggar pleads with city askaris during the dawn operation on May 17, 2018.
Capital FM, 17 May 2018
The Nairobi County Government has rounded up over 30 street beggars from the Central Business District (CBD) in a major crackdown that began early Thursday morning. Read more »
Capital FM, 16 May 2018
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