City askaris clear shoe shine booths, kiosks from CBD – PHOTOS
Nairobi City County askaris on Thursday cleared illegal structures from the Central Business District (CBD).
The county askaris targeted unlicensed shoe shine booths and kiosks in a joint operation by the county’s Environment and Inspectorate Departments to restore order in the CBD.
Authorities say hawkers had taken advantage of the holiday season to stream back to the city centre.
A spot check by Nairobi News team on the streets in the CBD on Thursday found the askaris clearing the structures in an exercise that lasted the whole day.
Most of the structures are erected at night, according to county officials who declined to be named because they are not authorized to talk to the press.
Most shoe shine booths are erected on pavements and backstreets of the CBD inconveniencing pedestrians and blocking many shops.