Should Nairobi MCAs pass the Trade Bill which seeks to have people buying goods from street vendors arrested and fined in a court of law, then Nairobi residents will face arrest for buying goods from hawkers in the Central Business District.
This is in a bid to eliminate street hawkers in Nairobiâ€™s Central Business District.
Nairobi Countyâ€™s Minister for Trade and Tourism Allan Igambi has urged the MCAs to pass the Bill which he says will assist in dealing with the hawkersâ€™ menace in the CBD.
â€śI urge the MCAs to pass this Bill, this will not be a way to collect money but a deterrent to the menace,â€ť he said.
The Bill was developed during Governor Evans Kideroâ€™s administration but the Â then MCAs didnâ€™t pass it.
If the Bill is passed, both the hawkers and the buyers will be fined Sh2,000 on the spot.