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Kamya tells hawkers, vendors to vacate Kampala streets in peace

Betty Kamya

Hon. Betty Kamya the minister for Kampala says the recent death of the street vendor should not be used as an excuse by hawkers and vendors to return to the streets.

speaking to journalists at the Media Center today, Kamya said she had received complaints from the shop owners about the influx of street vendors following the death of their colleague.

Kamya says she is saddened by the loss of life and the authority is grieving with the deceased’s family but insists that the KCCA enforcement officers did not cause her death since no one pushed her into the channel.

The 35 year- old woman drowned last week as she fled from law enforcement officers who were pursuing her, drawing fierce criticism from rights activists.

Earlier today KCCA announced the withdrawal of all its enforcement officers from the field saying many had received threats on their lives.

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