Angry hawkers demonstrate in Kenya’s ‘Little Mogadishu’

Hundreds of furious hawkers have taken to the street of Eastleigh – the business district of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, known as “Little Mogadishu” – to peacefully protest against the smashing of their stalls.

Overnight, police destroyed all their desks that line the streets where they pile up all their goods (see earlier entry).

They say they have paid their taxes and the authorities have acted illegally.

The police operation follows complaints by shopkeepers who say they block entrances to malls.

Their shops are again closed as part of their three-day protest demanding that Nairobi’s city council do something about the hawkers.

Source: BBC

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