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Undercover Detectives Set To Join Michuki Rules Crackdown

IMAGE/ COURTESY
IMAGE/ COURTESY

More arrests are set to be done in connections to the ongoing Michuki Rules enforcement, as under cover detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) are set to join in during the festive period.

This was announced by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Director-General Francis Meja.

“All the agencies involved will step up surveillance, especially on major roads and blackspots, to ensure motorists adhere to safety rules. We will not relent,” said Meja.

Read: Personal Cars Turned Into PSVs As Matatus Withdraw Over Michuki Rules Crackdown

On Monday last week, over 2,000 matatu drivers and conductors as well as passengers were arrested in the first day of crackdown, even as several matatus withdrew from the roads.

As of Friday, 11,231 Kenyans were arrested between in the crackdown and several matatus nabbed over non-compliance of the rules.

Of these, 1,200 people were arrested in Nairobi, 5,600 in Central, 2,389 in Nyanza and 2,402 in Western.

This year alone, more than 2,214 people have died in road accidents since January.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.

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