By Ronald Kabuye
Kampala Capital city authority law enforcement officers have this morning apprehended 15 streets vendors with their merchandise.
The operation follows a directive by the minister for Kampala Betty Olive Kamya to the street vendors evicted from Kampala streets and join different gazzated markets around the city.
The operation was commanded by KCCA police commandant SSP Kitumwa Rusoke in areas of Luwum Street, Namirembe road, William Street, Nabugabo, and Nakasero, Bendicto Kiwanuka street where vendors were visible in tears after losing their goods.
Rusoke says the minister was responding to shop traders concerns who allege that the street vendors take a way their clients yet they don’t pay taxes.
Rusoke also warned that taxis which load passengers in ungazzetted areas around the city will be impounded in order to reduce traffic jam in the city.
It should be noted that vendors have been accusing the law enforcement of manhandling them and stealing their merchandise during the operations.
However Rusoke cautioned Kcca law enforcer against the vice since the culprits will be arrested and charged in accordance with the law thus urging them to be professional in execution of their duties.