n South African Journal on Human Rights - The need to reform Kenya's law on street vending : from policing to facilitation : current developments

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



Street vending is one of the oldest trades in the world. It is the offering of merchandise to the public by small scale vendors for sale without having a permanent built-up structure. Street vending has for a long time been an informal sector trade, even though it is gradually transforming into a formal sector trade in many parts of the world. This is because it is increasingly the subject of legal regulation and protection, as, for instance in India where it has been accorded legal recognition even by the highest judicial organ - the Supreme Court.

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