Uasin Gishu County officials in the department of trade have been asked to release the traders trolleys that were confiscated some months ago on allegations of jamming the streets and walkways in Eldoret Town.
The Huruma Ward MCA Peter Chomba requested for a statement from the leader of government business in the County Assembly of Uasin Gishu on why the county law enforcers are still holding on the trolleys collected from traders. Chomba said this had denied the traders of whom many are youths their only source of income.
Chomba pointed out that most of the trolleys being held had been donated by an NGO to the youths through an empowerment program. Therefore, they must be released to the owners who are now jobless.
He also pointed out that the streets are also experiencing an influx of the trolleys and asked the county government to look for long term solutions to the problem instead of just confiscating.
In reply to the plea, Leader of Government business, Josphat Lowoi said that some of the trolleys had been given back to the owners that had complied with the agreed regulations. Lowoi pointed out that most of the trolleys are not owned by the youths. He revealed that most of the youths hire the trolleys from other traders on casual basis.
Lowoi promised to follow up the issue with the concerned department and report back to the house.