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Government suspends car-free days

The government has suspended the car free days (Wednesday and Saturday) that was to commence from February 1st.

There had been a directive that commencing February 1st 2019, the CBD will be free of cars on Wednesdays and Saturdays and instead, hawkers will be allowed into the city to run their businesses. This was a move aimed at decongesting the city.

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This suspension is only for two weeks as the security situation for those days is being vetted and also the hawkers who will be allowed into the CBD.

“These vetting will involve measures to enhance security taking into consideration the recent terror attack in DusitD2,” Macharia told the Star.

For those two days, the government had dedicated ample parking at Uhuru Park and Railway grounds. No cars would be allowed into the CBD.

At the same time, the government was targeting to make revenues of up-to Ksh 39.5 million from the expected 100,000 hawkers who will be allowed to trade in the CBD area.

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