Nakuru matatus’ demand return to CBD

Nakuru Stage

Weeks after being moved out of the Central Business District, matatu operators in Nakuru town are now demanding a return to the CBD.

On Friday morning, the operators downed their tools in protest of what they say is lack of business in places where they were relocated to.

The Nakuru County security team deployed hundreds of police officers within the town and along the main highway to disperse the operators who had tried blocking the Nairobi-Eldoret highway.

According to the operators, stages, where they were relocated to, are making business hard for them due to unfavourable conditions.

They are now demanding an audience with Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

The county coronavirus emergency response committee ordered all public service vehicles out of the CBD as a containment measure against the spread of coronavirus.

They were related to Ziwani stage, kwa Jack, and railways grounds all out of town.

The relocation was part of the county’s strategy of decongesting the central business district

Some of the stages where matatus were relocated have been rendered out of bound especially during this rainy season with poor drainage being blamed for flooding of the grounds.

Bodaboda operators who had also been kicked out of town have started resuming their initial places within the CBD