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Kidero interdicts 6 officers for abetting hawking, garbage pile-up

Kidero said the officers had abetted disorder in the capital city/FILE

Kidero said the officers had abetted disorder in the capital city/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has interdicted six officers from the City Inspectorate department for negligence and impropriety while undertaking their duties.

In a statement, Kidero said numerous complaints had been made of the six soliciting bribes to look the other way and let wanton disorder reign rampant in the city.

The Nairobi Governor pointed out that as a result, reckless garbage dumping had become the norm as had the illegal use of parking bays by matatus and continued presence of boda boda operators in the Central Business District.

“Serious allegations have been raised in regards to the negligence and possible impropriety of certain members of the Inspectorate team who continue to solicit for bribes to abet the current lawlessness. This has caused insecurity and disorder in the City,” he said.

He further stated that their inaction had also led to the proliferation of hawkers within the CBD which had led to an increase in insecurity and disorder.

“It is our responsibility to offer quality services to Nairobians. Law and order must be restored to ensure the City continues to attract visitors and investors and to continue being the City to work, invest and live in,” he stated.

Kidero also revealed that other officials are under investigations and stern action would be taken against them should they be found culpable.

“More county staff members are under investigation and severe action will be taken if found culpable. I would also like to encourage members of the public to report any staff extorting from them,” the Governor urged.


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