Thika Road closed as hawkers clash with police (Photos)

Chaos have erupted along Thika Road as angry hawkers demonstrated the demolition of their shops.

According to Kasarani OCS Peter Kimani, the traders were protesting a move by Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to demolish their Kiosks that had encroached the road reserves.

Witnesses said that the huge snarl up was experienced since morning after a car burst into flames on the highway before the protesters took over a while later.

Police were forced to intervene and engage with the small traders from Roysambu-Kasarani area who had camped on the highway.

“KeNHA demolished some kiosks in the road reserve and the owners blocked the road in protest…but they were repulsed,” stated Kimani.

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