The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: NGO Boss Faults Traffic Police

CIVIL society groups in Mumias have accused the police of failing to enforce traffic rules leading to an increase in road accidents. The chairman of civil society organisations in Butere-Mumias Joel Olweny said traffic police solicit bribers from drivers, ignoring the law.

He was addressing CSO leaders in Mumias town at the weekend. "They are given Sh100 for every trip made by the matatus and allow the operators to breach the laws at will," said Olweny. Matatu operators said they carry excess passengers to recover the money they give to police and local authorities.

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