Travelers stranded as police enforce Michuki rules

Stranded commuters at the Buruburu bus stage. [Photo/the-star.co.ke]

Several travelers were Monday morning left stranded as authorities moved to enforce the re-introduction of ‘Michuki’ traffic rules.

Few public service vehicles that were in operation had hiked or doubled their fares to make a killing from the crisis.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) had declared the implementation of the Michuki principles would start on Monday, November 12 as police emphasised the crackdown would go ahead as arranged.

“Effective Monday, 12th November 2018, any PSV vehicle, drivers, SACCOs/Transport companies, passengers and other relevant parties that fail to comply with the provisions of the NTSA Act and the Traffic Act will be firmly dealt with in accordance with the law,” said the government in a statement.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet likewise promised that there would be no turning back in the mission to reestablish sanity on the roads.

The Federation of Public Transport Operators on Sunday called for countrywide withdrawal of all PSV vehicles from the road to protest the crackdown on criminal traffic offense.

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