Operation to End Crime
02 April 2012, 17:01
Illegal business operators within Meru Town will risk arrest, Imenti North District police boss has said.
The OCPD James Kithuka confirmed on Monday that the operation within Meru town and its environs were ongoing aimed at rooting out vendors of unworthy products on roadsides and within town centre.
Kithuka said so far 15 illegal vendors have been arrested and were due to appear in court.
He said police were prompted to conduct the operation following an upsurge of criminals within the region most of whom were purporting as small business people.
According to the latest police records some vendors were disguised as selling tea and sausages but engage in criminal deeds on late hours, he said
The police have discovered some food vendors had stormed the roadsides because their premises had not conformed to the public health standards.
“If any person wants to operate they should be within the hours of working, look for better niches and get all legal documents from relevant authorities “ he added.
The police boss has cautioned wananchi against purchasing such products stating most were unfit for human consumption.
He called for concerted efforts in combating crime and enhancing cleanliness of the Meru county headquarters calling on the town council to look for an alternative space to relocate the street vendors.
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