• Pictures of 'cars stalling on the Thika Super Highway' went viral on social media platforms.

Picture of protests
Picture of protests
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The National Police Service has dismissed reports that Matatu operators in Nairobi are on strike. 

In a statement made on social media, the police urged Kenyans not to cancel their travel plans over widespread reports that there is a strike. 

"The National Police Service wishes to clarify that there is no road blockage on Thika superhighway or anywhere else in the country.

We urge Kenyans to ignore the photoshopped pictures being used to peddle this misinformation and continue with their travel plans.Chaotic scenes have surrounded major highways in Nairobi city as Matatu operators go on strike," read the statement.

Vehicles in traffic
Vehicles in traffic
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On Thursday afternoon, pictures of 'cars stalling on the Thika Super Highway' went viral on social media platforms. 

The reports indicated that Matatu operators are protesting against the recently announced increase in fuel prices across the country. 

In an operation dubbed #12noonwestop, Kenyans on Twitter are calling for motorists to stage countrywide protests over the rise in fuel prices.

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