• The Matatu operators have threatened that all their members will withdraw their vehicles from the roads if NTSA does stop all unwarranted traffic checks. 

Jamal Marlow
Jamal Marlow
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Kenyans could experience a halt in public transport services after Matatu Operators issued a strike notice. 

The Matatu operators have threatened that all their members will withdraw their vehicles from the roads if NTSA does stop all unwarranted traffic checks. 

They said the operations has been forcing Matatu crew to part with between Ksh5,000 and Ksh20,000.

Addressing the issue, Chairman of Association of Matatu Operators Jamal Marlow aka Jimal Marlow decried the harassment from police and NTSA officials. 

"We are tired …….,Ntsa,Traffic police tumechoka kutumika vibaya…… it’s either you return our number plates or you take all our vehicles," Jamal said. 

However, the strike that was expected to begin today(Wednesday) has not been effected yet. 

Public transport services in major routes across Nairobi have not been halted as of Wednesday, 10 AM.

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