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Six people arrested in connection with Uber attacks

26 March 2016, 20:41

Nairobi – Six people assumed to be a part of a gang have been arrested in connection with the recent attacks on Uber taxis.

According to the Daily Nation they were apprehended early hours of Saturday morning about to commit a crime.

City police boss, Japheth Koome said that he will not tolerate illegal acitivity despite the tension between Uber drivers and the taxi association.

Also read: TB claims 139 lives in Busia County in 2015.

When driver service Uber launched in Kenya's tech-savvy capital, it was eagerly welcomed by many in Nairobi.

But the taxi app has faced a violent backlash from traditional cab drivers angry at the new competition, with Uber drivers and cars attacked.

An Uber driver, Martin said he had a few guys blocking him from exiting and landed up slashing his tyres.  

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