NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 23 – Police in Nairobi have launched an operation to stop private vehicles from ferrying passengers during the festive season.
Nairobi Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana told Capital FM News that those undertaking the illegal business will not be allowed to proceed with their journey.
Katana stated that officers have been deployed on major routes to crack down on the motorists.
“I want to warn private cars. Some of them have decided to take advantage of the holiday season and carry passengers. Only registered vehicles are allowed to carry passengers and anyone found going contrary to this will be arrested,” he said.
He indicated that they are also targeting matatus plying routes they are not designated to operate on.
“We have also realised that there are some PSVs which ply routes where they are not allowed to operate. I want to tell them that this will not be allowed and our officers will be on the alert,” he said.
As spot check by Capital FM News revealed that many Nairobi residents are scrambling for Public Service Vehicles to travel upcountry, despite hiked fares.
The Machakos Country Bus Station was a bustle of activity with fares to most destinations doubled.