Public Transport Operators on Strike in Kenya


Public transportation was paralyzed throughout the country after minibus drivers went on strike to protest against new traffic laws that impose stiffer penalties on offenders.

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  • Kenya:  Public Service Vehicle Chaos Over New Traffic Laws

    The Star, 3 December 2012

    Touts have blocked the Nairobi-Nakuru highway as they protest the new traffic laws. It is also reported that a gang from Kawagware is forcefully removing passengers from matatus ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Striking Matatu Driver Attack, Rob Motorists in City

    The Star, 30 November 2012

    Striking matatu crew, who were protesting over the new traffic law, were yesterday joined by hooligans to stone vehicles and rob pedestrians of their valuables. read more »

  • Kenya:  Matatu Operators Strike Over New Traffic Laws

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Sections of the city are experiencing transport hitches as some 'matatus' are holding demonstrations in opposition to the new traffic rules. Matatus plying Ngong' road, Rongai and ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Matatu Crew Members Harrasing Motorist As They Protest New Traffic Laws

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Police have been mobilized to major routes in and around Nairobi where people believed to be matatu crews are harassing motorists as they protest the new traffic laws. The matatu ... read more »

Thousands stranded as public service vehicles in Nairobi go on strike over the new traffic law.

  • Kenya:  Matatu Operators Go to Court to Block New Laws

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Matatu operators in various parts of Nairobi have taken to the streets to protest new traffic rules that take effect on the 1st of December. Residents along Ngong road and Ongata ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Matatu Strike in Rongai

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Public transport in Ongata Rongai has been paralyzed following a strike by matatu drivers and conductors. The operators say they are protesting the new traffic laws that take ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Matatus Overcharge Commuters

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    There is a shortage of matatus on various routes after a strike by some operators who are protesting the new traffic law that takes effect this Saturday.Those still operating are ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Matatu Crew Members Harrassing and Robbing Motorists

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Matatu operators protesting the new traffic laws that come into effect this Saturday are being accused of harassing and robbing motorists. Police have used tear gas canisters to ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Apply Citizen Arrest On Matatu Operators Robbing Motorists

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    Exercise citizen's arrest on matatu operators who are harassing and robbing motorists as they protest. Deputy Police spokesman Charles Owino says you can detain them as you wait ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Haille Selassie/Moi Ave. Roundabout Clear

    The Star, 29 November 2012

    The Hallie Selassie/moi avenue roundabout is now clear after police threw tear gas at protesters. Ngong road is also clear and some matatus are operating. You are advised to be ... read more »

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