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October 16, 2017 4:19 AM No vote no hawking? Hawkers accuse Sonko of discrimination

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gave city hawkers a reprieve when he allowed them on the streets as from 2pm to make a living. But the hawkers are no longer at ease. Reason? The Governor has insisted that only city voters will be allowed to trade in the city. Grapevine hears that most of the traders are voters registered in neighbouring counties, and this directive 1

October 11, 2017 9:10 PM Deal with the hawkers menace in Nairobi City

Walking on the streets of Nairobi, particularly in the Central Business District in the evenings, is a nightmare. Hawkers of all wares struggle to find space to display their goods without a thought for the pedestrians rushing to find transportation home after a hard day at work. Mike Sonko’s ascension to the office of the city governor and his carefree 7

October 10, 2017 5:05 PM Hawkers allowed in city centre from 2pm

Hawkers will from now on operate within Nairobi City centre from 2pm, Governor Mike Sonko has said. In a report he unveiled Tuesday on how to deal with the problem of hawking in the city centre, Mr Sonko highlights both short-term and long-term measures his administration will take to regulate the growing number of vendors. “To ensure a harmonious relationship 10

October 2, 2017 6:35 AM Reprieve for small-scale traders as Sonko waives daily charges

Small traders in Nairobi County received a boost yesterday after Governor Mike Sonko waives charges imposed on them. Speaking during a Jubilee Party rally in Dandora on Sunday October 1, Governor Sonko said that the low income earners will no longer be charged the Ksh50 license fee. Similarly the Governor also advised moderate income earners to only acquire 18

October 1, 2017 8:20 PM Kenya: Sonko Abolishes Charges for City Small-Scale Traders

Small-scale traders are the first beneficiaries of the City County government's election pledge to reduce levies. In a September 14 memo to county chief officers, Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe directed a ban on fees charged on the traders. Those that will operate for free are hawkers outside the city centre who used to pay Sh30 daily, transporters

September 24, 2017 7:04 AM Can Sonko tame the raging matatu cartels?

Governor Mike Sonko’s about turn on the matatu crackdown in the city, is a boon to cartels running the capital’s transport system. A former matatu operator and chair of Eastlands Matatu Operators Association, the governor has found himself in a spot where he has to implement rules he once went to court to fight and won. Since 2004 when the late Transport 2

September 2, 2017 3:04 PM Brookside aims to raise Nyamira output

Dairy farmers in Nyamira County are set to benefit from a guaranteed market after the country’s largest processor, Brookside, announced it had enhanced its raw-milk collection facilities in the area. The move by Brookside to establish collection points in the county will see farmers benefit from assured payment for their milk and protect them from exploitation 6

August 29, 2017 6:00 PM Factories shut down as workers protest plastic ban

Employees of plastic bag manufacturers on Tuesday took to the streets to protest the closure of their factories, as the country’s environmental watchdog welcomed Kenyans’ support following the ban on plastics. The workers complained that they had been rendered jobless without proper procedures being followed about the ban and appealed to the government 2

August 29, 2017 4:17 PM Traders, shoppers embrace new carrier bags

Kenyans on Monday appeared to have embraced the ban on plastic bags, with most small-scale traders and hawkers using recommended packages for their merchandise. In many parts of the country, shoppers were seen carrying environment-friendly alternatives such as the non-woven carrier bags and various types of baskets as the ban took effect Monday 2

August 29, 2017 4:49 AM Kenya: Traders, Shoppers Embrace New Carrier Bags

Kenyans on Monday appeared to have embraced the ban on plastic bags, with most small-scale traders and hawkers using recommended packages for their merchandise. In many parts of the country, shoppers were seen carrying environment-friendly alternatives such as the non-woven carrier bags and various types of baskets as the ban took effect Monday 2