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Street families back after Easter crackdown

Street families are back in the city after they were bundled out during Easter holidays as they posed ‘security threat’.

City Hall had launched a crackdown on the street children and other street families following complaints from city dwellers but a spot check on Tuesday revealed they were back on the streets.

Over the last month, some of the street families, in small groups, have been harassing people, stealing, begging for money and food.

Most notorious are groups of children who hang around eateries.

But speaking to Nation, the Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi said City Hall had collaborated with the national government and inspectorate team to clear the city of the street families.

“We have a daily crackdown. We have the social services department helping the county government to remove them from the streets,” said Dr Ayisi.

Las week, Dr Ayisi said, 130 street children were arrested and taken to Joseph Kangethe rehabilitation centre.

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