Viral ‘chips mwitu’ vendor warned by KURA

Beautiful chips seller, Bevalyne Kwamboka, who has been trending on Twitter, has been cautioned by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) for setting up her business in a space said to be a walk path.

KURA, through a tweet, marked Bevalyne’s business as illegal and an encroachment of pedestrians rights.

A concerned Kenyan tagged KURA photographs of Bevalyne selling chips on a pedestrian path and asked whether her exercises are legal.

“KURA are these activities legal?” he asked on Twitter. To which KURA responded: “This is illegal and an infringement to pedestrian rights…The footbridges and walkways are meant for Pedestrian passage and not any form of business.”

KURA’s reaction started responses online with a section of Kenyans requesting that the authority to focus on major problems and quit harassing Kenyan who is trying to put food on the table.

Here are a portion of the responses.

Muli: Maybe illegal but very legitimate. We can always coexist with Kenyans who are trying to eke a living even if they have to set up shop by the roadside.

Jacob Abere: Whichever Answers Thy Give on @bevalynekwambo3 and business location, let KURA @KURAroads clear those underpasses of Muthurwa, Outer-Allsops and along Pangani, before you pick this.