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Chaos as matatus protest bad roads in Kasarani – PHOTOS

Commuters in Kasarani were left stranded on Wednesday after matatus boycotted work to protest the bad roads in the area.

Residents in Kasarani and Mwiki Estates had to walk to Roysambu to get vehicles to their destinations.

Boda boda riders took advantage of the situation and doubled their fares for those who could not walk.


The matatus are blaming the county government of doing a shoddy work and leaving some of the roads incomplete.

The road’s contractor abandoned the site last week  leaving a huge pit full of water. She told Nairobi News on Wednesday that the recent heavy rains had forced her to stop the works.

“We started by excavating, then it rained heavily the night before we were to lay the stones, forcing us to start working on draining the water,” she said.

The open pit filled with water on the Kasarani - Mwiki road. PHOTO | COURTESY
The open pit filled with water on the Kasarani – Mwiki road. PHOTO | COURTESY

A resident, Bryan Wasike, was disappointed for walking Thursday morning all the way to Roysambu and paying Sh100 to CBD.

“Nimetembea all the way from Mwiki to Roysambu and paid 100 to town. Very disappointed.”

Another resident said; “It’s bad Kasarani-Mwiki road, NO single vehicle. People protesting about bad road and the slowness of a section being repaired. We’re walking from Mwiki to Roysambu.”

“For how long will we Suffer as Kasarani Residents?” wondered Patrick Mula.