Matatu operators want security improved
11 December 2014, 22:55
Nairobi - Matatu operators in the country have called on the government to improve security in the sector to curb terrorism attacks on the passengers.
Speaking in Meru yesterday M.O.A. national coordinator Albert Karagacha said the government needs to beef up security on public transport vehicles that is being targeted by the criminals.
Addressing Matatu owners and operators at Makutano during the opening of Menany Sacco service station, he added the government should collaborate with drivers, touts and stage operators to end insecurity that recently caused several deaths of innocent Kenyans.
Recently a bus travelling to Nairobi from Mandera was waylaid at Omar Jillo, 30 kilometers from Mandera town by suspected Al-shabaab militia before killing 28 passengers on the spot.
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“We have witnessed several vehicles targeted, passengers killed by the Al-Shabaab militia now we are calling on the government to improve security on Matatu industry that is being mostly targeted by the criminals,” Said Karagacha.
At the same time he urged Matatu operators across the country to be ready to volunteer information that will enable the government stem insecurity in the country.
“We urge our members to embrace solidarity with our government and be ready to volunteer any information that will lead to netting of the terrorist crusaders and supporters”, He added.
Mr.Karagacha however called on the touts and drivers to uphold self discipline saying the lobby group will carry out a country wide crackdown to net all indiscipline and illegal members.
He pointed out cases of striping and rape of women by alleged matatu operators saying the vice will be put to an end and any body found quilt of the offence will be arrested and prosecuted.
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