Students going back to school were yesterday stranded in Kericho. Matatu owners kept them off the road to avoid the traffic police.
On Monday, some 100 matatus were netted by traffic officers at Kericho-Kisumu road Junction. Twenty four were charged with various traffic rules in a mobile court manned by Kericho resident magistrate Maurine Shemenga.
A number of the offenders paid instant fines before being set free.Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims national deputy chair Alhaji Kiptanui has asked the government to suspend the mobile courts to allow stranded students go to school.
While speaking to the press in Kericho town, Kiptanui said the timing of the mobile courts is wrong. "This should have been done while schools were closed," he said.