Street Vendors in support of Ojode statement
29 February 2012, 16:35
A statement that was made by Assistant Minister for Internal Security Hon.Orwa Ojode in parliament during the proceedings on 23rd February 2012 over the council askaris making arrest has widely been welcomed by Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT) of Nakuru.
The lobby Group that has over 400,000 members all over the country, welcomed and support the statement made by Minister Orwa Ojonde responding in parliament to a question raised by Hon. Victor Munyaka that council askaris have no power to arrest or prosecute anyone under their on jurisdiction.
Speaking today in Nakuru, chairman of the lobby group Simon Sangala Ole Nasieku said they fully support the position taken by the Minster Hon. Orwa Ojonde and called upon the 175 local authorities in Kenya to immediately abide by with that statement.
“We would wish to see the authorities in Kenya abide with the statement made by the Asst Minister for Internal Security Orwa Ojonde”said Ole Nasieku
Ole Nasieku further added that for a very long time street vendors have been undermined and mistreated by the council askaris yet the informal sector is the industry that creates more employment than any other industry in Kenya.
“For a very long time vendors of this country have been neglected, undermined and mistreated by the council askari” said Ole Nasieku.
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