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City Market traders shut down businesses to protest invasion by hawkers by Kenyans247(1): Tue Jul 2019 02:01pm
- Traders say they pay Nairobi county at least KSh 100,000 in taxes annually while hawkers pay only KSh 50 daily - Hawker display their goods outside the market and this denies market traders access to a good number of customers - They want hawkers relocated to another location for equal business competition to be realised Traders at City Market in Nairobi on Monday, July 8, made good their threat by shutting their businesses to protest influx of hawkers. They accused the hawkers of subjecting them to unfair competition by selling similar products without paying for space and licenses. READ ALSO: Bintiye Rais Paul Kagame afunga rasmi pingu za maisha City Market traders want hawkers relocated to another location for equal business competition to be realised. Photo: Papanoo Source: Original READ ALSO: 11 stunning photos from Diamond's mum, Tanasha Donnah's lavish birthday party The trader's Chairman Cyrus Kamundia said they had invested millions of shillings and complied with county regulations but hawkers had ignited a menace that left them without clients. Hawkers, the traders claimed, have been selling chicken, fish and beef outside their shops while some display openly at the main entrance thus making it difficult for clients to access the market, exposing them to losses. READ ALSO: Kenyans troll New York Times over job advert describing Africa as continent of conflict and turmoil Some traders told TUKO.co.ke they were using 35% of their income to pay taxes and licenses to the county's revenue department and thus wanted hawkers to be relocated. “We have no problem with hawkers, our only appeal is that they should be relocated to another space for fair competition,” said Kamundia. Illegal traders operating from city market have been on several occasions put on notice but they defied the warnings. Photo: Papanoo Source: Original According to Kamundia, they part with at least KSh 100,000 as annual rent and compliance fees while hawkers pay only KSh 50 per day. Hawkers, however, went about their business as usual making a kill from absence of the traders who closed businesses. READ ALSO: Nairobi pastor forced to pull down images of new banknotes after warning from Central Bank Illegal traders operating from city market have been on several occasions put on notice by county government but they have occasionally defied the warnings. Nairobi County Executive Committee (CEC) member in charge of trade Allan Igambi said the government was following up the matter and would not allow hawkers to trade in restricted areas. He raised concern that hawkers’ conduct was compromising hygienic and health safety standards at the market. “Our primary role is to ensure Nairobi residents consume safe food. We will not sit aside and tolerate this breach keeping in mind this market is classified among international markets,” he said. City Market has approximately 1,000 legal traders who pay licenses to Nairobi County Government. Story by by John Papanoo TUKO.co.ke correspondent Do you have a hot story or scandal you would like us to publish, please reach us through news@tuko.co.ke or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Telegram: Tuko news. I lost my hand in a Chinese company | Tuko TV. Source: Tuko.co.ke Read more: https://www.tuko.co.ke/309846-city-market-traders-shut-businesses-protest-invasion-by-hawkers.html#309846

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