Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) has given street vendors one week to leave streets or else go behind bars.
Hussein Hud, the Kampala City Resident Commissioner told the press that the vendors had been warned a week before. He said that the vendors were not taking up space in markets that government had built
“The issues of vendors being reallocated to markets has become a politicized one. The markets that the government built like that of Usafi and Wandegeya are empty, these vendors are not taking them on yet even the money that was used to build them has not been accounted for…,” Hud said.
The vendors have been working unlawfully along the streets and the KCCA enforcement has been running them up for the past five years. In 2017, a female vendor died during the KCCA operation.