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How Nairobi hawkers use traffic to beat poverty.

Over the past few years, there has been a drastic rise in hawking along major highways in Nairobi such as Uhuru Highway, Mombasa Road, Jogoo Road and Thika Highway partly due to high levels of joblessness and worsening economic conditions. When motorists complain of endless traffic, some see opportunity, and the snaking lines of traffic become a means out of poverty for them.

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