Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru (envisioned) has hit out at Nairobi City Council askaris for bothering the street hawkers. Mr Waweru said the harsh way peddlers are being mauled by askaris is illegal as well as superfluous. He said the little scale merchants require a nice spot to work together.
In any case, Kidero with all due respect demands that it is frauds who irritate the hawkers. In an offer to expand carefulness against peddling, a province sub- advisory group as of late suggested that askaris ought to from next week begin working all day, every day to watch out for dealers, matatu administrators and unlawful refuse dumpers.
“The spectacle of able bodied men mishandling women selling wares on the street is barbaric and symbolises a city that has lost its soul and mind. How can the county government explain the scene where a woman is seen hiding under a bus from a gang of askaris?”
The Deputy Governor mentioned that Evans Kidero has messed up numerous hustlers and businessmen plus businesswomen. “It is a shame that Muthurwa is full of garbage and clogged sewers. Yet the traders there pay rates to the county government daily,” said the 2017 gubernatorial hopeful. “Nairobians, including small scale traders deserve better management of market places,” he added.
“Offenders have been exploiting the askari’s nonappearance at night to direct illicit business,” said Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke. The province government has been blamed for giving hawkers exchanging licenses then conflicting with their own archives in a case that has been indicted.