Two senior inspectorate directors at City Hall have been sent on compulsory leave over the hawkers menace. Acting Nairobi County director operations Chrispine Caleb and his assistant Albert Kipkoech have been suspended over handling of the hawkers menace.
The street vendors have occupied pavements, streets and back streets selling their wares in the full glare of the county inspectorate officers. Governor Mike Sonko said investigation have been launched over the influx of small-scale traders within the central business district (CBD).
“I cannot allow officers to sabotage the county on handling hawkers issue,” warned Sonko. Acting county secretary Leboo ole Morintat said in a letter that the two allowed hawkers to block shops in the central business district.