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Nakuru motorists decry harassment from town Askaris

25 August 2014, 23:02 Wilshere

Nakuru - Motorists have decried of being harassed by town Askaris for clamping down vehicles without checking on car parking tickets.

The motorists in the town said that there is a curtail of council Askaris who goes around clamping vehicles anyhow and that they normally demand money to unlock clamped cars.

According to Emmanuel Korir, a businessman and a car owner in the town told the media on Monday that he has been a victim where his car was clamped yet he had paid for the parking but the council officers were demanding KES 500 to unlock his car.

“I have been a victim where my car was clamped wrongfully but instead of unlocking this askaris started demanding for money,” he said.

He further said that some of the officers are rude when approached saying that something needs to be done urgently by the county government.

Korir saisd that the officers are now using clamps as a weapon to extort money from motorists in the town

Margret Wageci who also owns a car said the council officers are normally so quick to clamp a car yet they take hours before them unlocking even after paying the fine of KES 1000 at their main offices.

She said that the county government stands to loss a lot of money if the same askaris continue to man the parking lots in the town.

She further said that whenever one wants to pay for a parking lot, the officers are not easily found but they show up easily when clamping the car.

“Our county government of Nakuru will only continue losing money if something is done about this askaris who are extorting money from car owners,” she said.       

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