Several PSV operators, passengers arrested in crackdown on non-compliant vehicles

vehicles impoundedTraffic police officer arrests a crew member of a matatu.

Several drivers, conductors and passengers have been arrested across the country in the ongoing crackdown on non-compliant Public Service Vehicles.

Most of the arrests were made in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos and Eldoret even though many matatus were kept off the roads for fear of being impounded.

A major transport crisis was reported countrywide on Monday as police kicked off the crackdown.

In the capital Nairobi, a few vehicles were on the road after most operators grounded their vehicles for fear of arrests ordered by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, who is implementing the famous Michuki rules.

In Mombasa, thousands of commuters were forced to walk to their places of work after matatus withdrew their services.

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