Various Stakeholders met to discuss the Nairobi City County Pop-Up Markets and Street Vendors Bill. The Bill has undergone its first reading and room for public participation had been opened. Stakeholders included Informal Traders, Members of the Assembly, Civil Society, Built Environment, Private Markers and Development Partners.
The session started with a presentation done on a situational Analysis of Street Vendors in Kilimani Ward, Dagoretti North Constituency. A comparison of the The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood) Bill, 2019 and the Pop-Up Markets and Street Vending Bill, 2019 was done after and attendants put forward various proposals that they believed were not included in the bill.
There was a special session where attendants were able to discuss the bull with the Sponsor of the Bill (Hon Mbogua Kabiru), the drafter, the CBD MCA (Hon Daniel Gengi Moturi) and a legal representative from the County Assembly clerks Office.
The attendants concluded the meeting with a design thinking process that brought out more areas that they included in a memorandum to the Nairobi City County Assembly.
Special thanks to The Institute of Social Accountability who hosted the session.