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Fresh crackdown: Nairobi to flush out beggars on Thursday - 11 months ago, 16 Maý 17:30

Josephat Thiong'o

Nairobi has been declared a no begging zone with immediate effect.

A crack down operation targeting beggars even those with disability is also set to happen from tomorrow morning.

This means that any beggars found on the City streets henceforth will be arrested and could be charged for engaging in an illegal activity.

The crackdown is going to be undertaken by Nairobi County Government in collaboration with the National Council for Persons with disability.

Education and Social Services County executive, Janet Ouko stated that those arrested will be taken to Waithaka rehabilitation centre in Dagoreti.

"There is an influx of beggars particularly the disabled ones in the city but we will no longer allow them to operate in the CBD,"observed Ouko.

She was quick to note that 80 percent of the disabled beggars were being used by business men to extort gullible members of the public by invoking empathy.

"Some of the ...
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