Kimaiyo: Arrest owners of vehicles blocking roads
05 March 2014, 11:20
Nairobi - Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has ordered for the arrest and prosecution of the owners and drivers of vehicles that have blocked roads in Nairobi.
The matatu operators blocked the roads on Wednesday morning to protest increased parking fee by the Nairobi County government.
“I have ordered all police in Nairobi to tow all vehicles blocking the road or causing obstruction, take them to police stations and traffic headquarters,” said Kimaiyo in a tweet on his twitter handle.
He directed the officers to remove the vehicles’ number plates and hand them over to the relevant authorities in the ministry of transport and infrastructure.
“The motorist grievances can be heard without blocking or obstructing the road to other road users, this heinous act will not be tolerated,” said Kimaiyo.
Commuters were forced to walk to town following the strike while other operators overcharged those who were in a hurry to get to work.
They claim that the county government had agreed to reduce the fees, but a promise that has not been fulfilled.
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