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Kenya: Taxing times for street hawkers

A woman sells vegetables in Kibera slum, in Kenya's capital Nairobi. The government is trying to bring informal workers into the mainstream economy / Frederic Courbet - Panos pictures

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Street hawkers face a daily battle with the authorities to sell their goods on the streets of Nairobi. Some street vendors would prefer to run a legitimate business and pay tax on their earnings. So far that’s proven hard to organise and many vendors on the wrong side of the law regularly pay out nearly as much money in bribes as they would in tax.

Eric Kadenge reports.

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11/25/2009

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