Nakuru MP takes on KeNHA for evicting hawkers at weighbridge

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari has termed it unfair the move to evict hawkers operating at the Gilgil weighbridge on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Speaking in Gilgil over the weekend, the vocal legislator said she has taken up the matter in order to ensure that more than 100 hawkers who were kicked out find justice.According to the legislator, the section of the highway remains a source of livelihood for hundreds of residents.

“I have an appointment with Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) director general over this development so that we can come up with a solution on how traders can be assisted” she said.

While calling on the security agents to stop harassing traders, Ms Wangari also challenged the hawkers to observe the rule of the law.

This even as Gilgil OCPD Sarah Koki stated that they were just implementing a directive from KeNHA that the hawkers are kept off the highway.

She said they are ready and willing to allow the hawkers back to their business on condition that they meet the set rules and regulations.

 

PHOTO/Mpasho:Gilgil MP Martha Wangari.Has termed it unfair the move to evict hawkers operating at the Gilgil weighbridge on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

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