Netizen 24 KEN: Demos near Yaya Centre after askaris pull down illegal stalls

Diposting oleh On 02.18

Demos near Yaya Centre after askaris pull down illegal stalls

Skip to main content

  • Classic 105
  • East FM
  • Kiss 100
  • Radio Jambo
  • Mpasho
Demos near Yaya Centre after askaris pull down illegal stalls
Traders protest the destruction of their stalls along Argwings Kodhek road near Yaya Centre in Nairobi, January 11, 2018. /Courtesy
Traders protest the destruction of their stalls along Argwings Kodhek road near Yaya Centre in Nairobi, January 11, 2018. /Courtesy

Traders lit bonfires and blocked Ring Road in Nairobi on Thursday to protest the destruction of their stalls.

This was after county askaris pulled down illegal structures along Argwings Kodhek road near Yaya Centre.

The officers were accused of impunity but senior inspectorate officer Peter Mbaya noted the structures were not authorised.

"We gave them relocation notices last month," Mbaya told The Star, noting stalls cannot be erected on pedestrian walkways and roads.

"Pedestrians find it difficult to move about since the stalls occupy parts of pavements."

Mbaya said some askaris earlier visited the traders and asked them to leave as they would take actions.

Some reportedly agreed to move but later claimed they were neither warned nor given enough time to find other locations.

GSU officers dispersed the protesters but tension remained.

Mbaya said: "We will not stop until Nairobi is clean and we will not tolerate any illegal operations.

"It is risky for the traders to operate close to the road. Accidents can occur very easily. Who will be to blame?"

Click here for the latest political news

Video Vault Poll of the day Most Popular 1 Uhuru considers Kidero, Khalwale, Serem for Cabinet 2 New crime alert: Kenya Bus finds syringe on seat 3 US in 15 hours: KQ's maiden New York flight to cost Sh89,000 4 Outering Rd project disappoints, causes misery, long traffic jams 5 Stop your 'shoddy' projects, Mavoko residents tell Alfred Mutua 6 Corridors of Power 7 Ruto’s turn to face betrayal? 8 Mount Kenya owes Ruto a debt of three elections 9 Chaos as Kenyan, Italian investor blocked from taking over Wata mu hotel 10 No bad blood between Uhuru and Ruto, says Waiguru Must read New crime alert: Kenya Bus finds syringe on seat US in 15 hours: KQ's maiden New York flight to cost Sh89,000 Uhuru considers Kidero, Khalwale, Serem for Cabinet Part of Sh23bn for maternal health sent to counties State criticises EU report on polls, claims it is ‘premature’ Mount Kenya owes Ruto a debt of three elections Latest News Nairobi is third best world destination for 2018 - TripAdvisor Ranguma appeals High Court decision on Nyong'o petition New crime alert: Kenya Bus finds syringe on seat Bandit attacks paralyse learning in 10 Kerio schools Bondo hospital casuals threaten to sue official over revoked contracts Stop your 'shoddy' projects, Mavoko residents tell Alfred Mutua Popular in classifieds POPULAR SEARCH ES IN CLASSIFIEDS
  • County jobs in kenya
  • Sacco Jobs in Kenya
  • Care International Kenya Jobs Vacancy
  • County government jobs in kenya
  • Current Job vacancies in Nairobi
  • Drivers Jobs in Kenya
  • Front office Jobs in Kenya
  • Graphic design Jobs in Kenya
  • Residential houses for sale in Nairobi
  • House for rent in Nairobi
Popular in National news Fees scrapped but upkeep expensive as schools cite high maintenance costs Prepare for a hot month, weatherman says in forecast Popular in Business news It was an error, Kenya power says estimation inflated bills © 2018 The Star, Kenya. All Rights ReservedSource: Google News

Next
« Prev Post
Previous
Next Post »