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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja  has moved to court to suspend the matatu ban from the the Central Business District.

The Senator stated that there ban was contravening article 196 of the constitution as there was no public participation when making the decision.

He also said that commuters were not given alternatives and were left stranded.

Thousands of commuters this morning were left stranded, some opting to walk long distances as entry of matatus at the Central Business District (CBD) of Nairobi ban took effect.

Even as some chose to work to the new matatu stages, others could not locate the new pick up points for matatus going their route.

Some matatu operators chose not to go to their newly allocated stages, saying that they were congested hence leaving commuters before they reached their congestion. This mostly affected commuters along Jogoo Road.

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At the city center where the ban has been effected, former stages remained ghosted by matatus, while crowds decorated the CBD.

Pickpockets had a field day taking advantage of the congested city to steal from unsuspecting commuters.

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