Taxi Operators Protest Against Move in Kenyan Town

Public transport to and from Nakuru town was brought to a halt as minibus taxi operators, popularly known as matatu, protested their removal from the CBD by authorities.  Hundreds of commuters were stranded and forced to walk long distances as operators withdrew their vehicles, protesting against the move by the county government. The county government is accused of not properly consulting them before their relocation, which they called "dictatorial". Governor Lee Kinyanjui announced the decision to lock matatus out of the CBD in a plan to decongest the town, which is inching closer to a city status.


A matatu (file photo).

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