26 kiosks in Wote town Makueni Sub County were demolished after it was established that they were operating under unhygienic conditions.
The Friday morning demolitions were done jointly by officials from the national and county governments on Thursday.
It was revealed that the place was a breeding ground for criminals who hang out late in the guise of playing pool.
In the last two days we have had a case of a pupil suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. The owners of the kiosks serve substandard food to unsuspecting wananchi and we have to take precaution to avoid loss of lives, said Makueni County Public Health Officer Mr. Henry Kivuva.
While saying the kiosk operators were there illegally, he warned that more demolitions will follow in Wote town in a bid to clean up the area.
However, Mr. Kivuva disclosed that the boy was suffering from food poisoning, but added that some samples had been taken to National Public Health Laboratory to give final confirmation.
On her part, Wote Division Assistant County Commissioner Ms Agnes Kempua said that the place had become a den of criminals, who were involved in playing pool to late hours without permit.
Angry kiosk operators later staged a peaceful demonstration and walked for three kilometers to the County Commissioner’s office where they were addressed by the Makueni County Public health officer, Mr. Henry Kivuva.
They agreed to meet later in the afternoon to iron out problems they were facing. However, they were warned against venturing back into the kiosks at the bus park.
Source: Kenya News Agency