Business in Nakuru Town was brought to a stand still as matatu operators engaged police officers in running battles.
The operators were protesting a decision by the county government barring them from operating inside the town’s central business district.
Transport was affected in the county as traders shut down their business when the protests turned chaotic.
A report by Citizen TV indicated that a police car was damaged in the process.
On Tuesday, September 22, the matatu crews threatened to withdraw services after being locked out of the CBD for months.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui llocated the operators three termini outside the CBD in line with Covid-19 containment measures issued by the Ministry of Health. On Friday, September 18, he announced that they would be locked out of the CBD permanently.
“The move is aimed at ensuring our town grows. My administration will make sure matatu operators are comfortable in the places they were relocated to.
“We will ensure the new matatu termini outside the CBD have social amenities like toilets as well as water,” he stated.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 28, 2020
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