Traffic snarl up as buses block major roads in Nairobi CBD
Passenger buses blocked main roads and streets in Nairobi on Wednesday evening to protest against harassment by Nairobi County officials, resulting in huge traffic snarl ups.
County askaris were involved in a stand off with the bus crews as they sought to remedy the ensuing mess.
Nairobi County Traffic boss Leonard Katana said that they were in discussion with the matatu operators to address the issue.
“We have no idea why they are protesting about. The issue is with the County council but officers are on the ground to ensure that traffic flow is not affected,” he said.
The most affected road was Moi Avenue where several buses were parked across the road, near KenCom bus stop.
— **Mi (@MwasGidi) November 23, 2016
See the madness on Moi Avenue. Matatu lawlessness in the city is at large.
— Macheru Francis (@MacheruF) November 23, 2016
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