• Short Summary

    A PRE-DAWN SWOOP BY NAIROBI'S CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK MANY HAWKERS AND ILLEGAL TRADERS COMPLETELY BY SURPRISE.

  • Description

    A PRE-DAWN SWOOP BY NAIROBI'S CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK MANY HAWKERS AND ILLEGAL TRADERS COMPLETELY BY SURPRISE. INSPECTORS MOVED IN TO DEMOLISH CARDBOARD AND PACKING CASE SHACKS WHICH WERE NOT ONLY AN EYESORE IN THE KENYAN CAPITAL BUT A SERIOUS DANGER TO HEALTH.

    RATS SCUTTLED OFF INTO THE SEWERS AS STALLS WERE PULLED DOWN AND A WHOLE COLLECTION OF UNSUSPECTED HOVELS REVEALED. POLICE RIOT SQUADS STOOD BY BUT THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION.

    SOME OF THE OCCUPANTS HELPED TO PULL THE PREMISES DOWN SO THEY COULD TAKE THE MATERIALS AND BUILD ELSEWHERE.

    MANY HAWKERS COMPLAINED THEY NOW HAD NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. BUT OTHERS SAID THEY WOULD OBEY THE LAW AND MOVE INTO THE NEW OPEN-AIR MARKET WHERE THEY PAY ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT A DAY TO RENT A STALL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4BQH4NZTHQU60LNF1FWXRWI9F
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BQH4NZTHQU60LNF1FWXRWI9F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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