Money Commuters Paid Police to Get Away During Monday Crackdown

On top of hiked fares over the return of Michuki Laws, stranded passengers in Nairobi bribed police.

Police arrest a driver during a past crackdown

Majority of passengers in Nairobi were left stranded along city commuter routes as few PSV vehicles were available and compliant with the traffic regulation.

Police officers stationed on the various routes conducted impromptu searches in the vehicles with commuters forced to part with between Ksh600 to Ksh1,000 for not wearing seat belts.

Affected Routes

Passengers plying the Waiyaki Way - Kileleshwa route were checked at the Chiromo Lane turn-off and all those found without fastened seat belts were asked to alight from the vehicle and were only let off after paying Ksh1,000.

Traffic snarl-ups also affected most major roads within the city as motorists and pedestrians made their way into the CBD.

Kenyans on Twitter decried hiked fares with many reporting that they had been charged double the normal amount.

Members of the public also bashed the government for initiating the crackdown on the day when candidates were scheduled to start their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

Here are some of the posts that were shared on Twitter.

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