Hawkers in Kayole are crying about foreigners in the informal sector taking business without licence.
Speaking to media Caleb Okumu, a cake vendor in Kayole’s Kioi area, said they had sought intervention from the local authority since 2015 but no action had ever been taken as their earnings continue to worsen.
“I used to earn an income of between Sh300 and Sh1,200 a day but since the foreigners came in, raising anything above Sh250 is a miracle,” he said.
Documents seen by Metropolitan officers indicate that Kayole Chief Kennedy Otwere summoned the immigrants to his office after the hawkers complained of the issue of illegal foreigners .
“We have reported the matter to the chief and even to the Member of Parliament, John Ndirangu, but no action was taken. Ndirangu asked us to get their IDs for him to act, which is not something within our reach,” said Mr Okumu.
Residents also have joined the hawkers to condemn the influx of foreigners, saying even access water had become a challenge since they foreigners moved to the area