Hawkers demand half a billion from government over evictions
29 June 2016, 15:48
Nakuru - Over 7000 street hawkers in Nakuru town have petitioned the county government to pay them over KES 0.5 billion in damages following their eviction from the central business district in 2015.
Through a petition to the Nakuru county assembly, the hawkers under their leader Simon Nasieku, want the county assembly to compel the county government to compensate them for the losses they incured during the eviction process.
The hawkers also want the county assembly to set up a special committee to look into what they termed as victimisation by the county government of Nakuru.
"The county assembly to urgently setup a committee to validate and verify these claims for further investigations," reads part of the petition.
They also want the county assembly to compel the county government to provide hawkers with an alternative and viable site for doing their businesses The hawkers claim that they suffered huge losses after their properties were destroyed during the eviction.
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