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Here is how Sonko plans to relocate hawkers from CBD

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko insists he has a ‘comprehensive plan’ on clearing hawkers off the central business dictrict.

He made the declaration on his official social media pages, days after facing a backlash from Nairobians on the influx of hawkers in the city centre.

Among the options on the table, according to Mr Sonko, is relocating a chunk of the hawkers to Mwakario market that will be transformed into a hawkers’ market.

He also plans to splash millions to acquire KPCU Building, located on Haile Selassie Avenue, and convert it into a hawkers’ market as well.

As well, the governor elaborated plans to have hawkers restricted to operate on specific streets.

If successful, the move to relocate hawkers is likely to endear his administration to a majority of city residents.

Here are concerns of city residents on the hawkers menace.