Over 5,600 arrested in ongoing crackdown on PSVs

November 14, 2018 11:38 am
Police said the operation to enforce the Michuki rules is ongoing and are urging motorists to adhere to the law/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – More than 5,600 traffic offenders have been arrested in ongoing crackdown on Public Service Vehicles (PSV) across the country.

Police said the operation to enforce the Michuki rules is ongoing and are urging motorists to adhere to the law.

More matatus are complying to the directive and Police stated that they are also targeting motorcycles.

Matatu operators called off a strike they had called on Monday after they were threatened with serious sanctions.

In Kisumu, over 300 traffic offenders have been arrested in the last two days as police intensified crackdown.

The county police commander Job Boronjo stated that a total 110 offenders were arraigned before various courts in the county.

Boronjo said that the crackdown has not been limited to only public service vehicles announcing that 253 motorized including tuk tuks, private vehicles and motorcycles were netted.

He stated that the exercise to enforce traffic rules in the county has been successful.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu, Boronjo observed that the crackdown will continue to bring sanity on the rods.

He advised motorists and passengers to adhere by the traffic rules to avoid being arrested.

The county commander stated that police officers will not allow vehicles that do not meet the threshold set to ply on the roads.

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