The move by Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya to order hawkers out of Nakuru town in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus has been lauded by a section of Nakuru leaders.
Members of Couty assembly have termed the move as timely saying that it was long overdue.
They blamed Governor Lee Kinyanjui for laxity in taking measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.
Led by Lake View Ward MCA Karanja Mburu, the leaders said that congestion within the central business district could ad markets provide a fertile ground for the spread of the virus.
Mburu called on Natembeya not to look back in his quest to enforce all regulations given out by the national government.
He said measures being taken by Natembeya should be supported by all Nakuru residents and called on the county government to support the regional commissioner.
Earlier today Natembeya ordered mobile hawkers within Nakuru town to vacate the CBD or be forcibly evicted
He also cautioned residents against idling within the town and told them to stay at home if they have nothing important to do within the town.
Last week it was Natembeya who ordered the closure of all bars within the county after the Governor appeared had argued that he was not going to close the bars since they were a source of revenue to the county.