Matatu operators are protesting the removal of a bus stop in Westlands by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA). This has led to a traffic snarl-up with the matatu operators engaging in running battles with police officers.
The matatu operators claim they were not allocated a stage after the Nairobi Expressway started operations.
Thus, they claim they have been overlooked and want the relevant bodies to consider their plea to allow a smooth running of transport services.
In videos shared on social media, police officers have been deployed to the area, shooting teargas canisters in the air to disperse the protestors.
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Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes as the situation is being addressed.
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