•Factchecker has however debunked the claims and found that they are fake.
•The Nairobi Governor office when contacted by the factchecker said the City boss has not issued such a directive
Reports that Nairobi Govenor Johnson Sakaja has banned mkokoteni and handcarts in the Central Business District of Nairobi are fake
The reports went viral on social media after a section of Kenyans posted on their timelines.
"Nairobi Governor @SakajaJohnson bans all mkokoteni's and trolleys in CBD starting today.... Hustlers are first casualties wow!" a tweep identified as Roy Otieno posted on his timeline.
Factchecker has however debunked the claims and found that they are fake.
The Nairobi Governor office when contacted by the factchecker said the City boss has not issued such a directive.
Those who shared the misleading posts did not also quote a reliable source or notice that would authenticate their claims.
Also, the Governor has denied issuing such a ban on handcarts and mkokoteni.
In a social media post, the Governor said: "Ignore the fake news. There’s no ban on mkokotenis and handcarts".
Sakaja was sworn in as Nairobi Governor on Thursday, August 25.
The only executive order he is a issued is the release of all impounded motorcycles.
This fact check was produced by The Star Newspaper with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact-Checking Alliance Network, and the United Nations Development Program.