Robert Alai Pushes Sakaja to Adopt IDs & Uniforms for Nairobi HawkersPosted by On

Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai wants the County government to introduce special identification cards (IDs) and coded uniforms for hawkers operating in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).

Alai, on Monday, stated that the approach would ease the identification of hawkers and enable county askaris to monitor their operations, too. 

Traders would also access financial products from commercial banks in line with the new identification system. 

Nonetheless, the MCA faulted the officials managing Nairobi, suggesting the need for a formal avenue to manage traders.

Hawkers on the streets of Nairobi


“The brains managing the city aren’t genuinely concerned with our issues. Imagine if we created” Alai proposed a website consolidating all the details of hawkers, including services offered, location, and identity cards. 

He further proposed assigning a limited number of hawkers to the different streets to maintain a smart city.

“Nairobi must be orderly. The problem is we are focused on looting what others built while not expanding anything.” his proposal, shared on his social media pages, read.

Speaking to Alai stated that his efforts to reach the governor have been futile, which is slowing down his plans towards catering for traders in the Juakali sector.

“The governor is playing hide and seek with elected leaders,” he stated via a phone interview.

His plan further involves…

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