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Meeting with Hawkers

ICJ Kenya held a forum to engage with hawkers on the decriminalization and declassification of petty crimes. This was informed by their recent subjection to cruel and inhuman treatment by City Council ‘askaris’ as well as the killing, over time, of numerous hawkers during the violent street battles between the traders and law enforcement officers.

The forum provided the participants with a platform to share experiences as well as content for a deeper comprehension of the concept of human rights as envisaged in the Constitution as well as the role, mandate and responsibility of the County Council law enforcement officers.

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