Nakuru Police launch operation against Matatu’s without sanitizers

As a precautionary measure against the possible spread of Corona virus, security teams in Nakuru have this morning launched a massive operation against public service vehicle operators faulting regulations issued by the government in  a bid to contain the spread of the feared virus.

Nakuru County Commissioner Erastu Mbui and County police Commander Stephen Matu have led officers in inspecting public service vehicle at main stages in Nakuru town to ensure that they comply with the directives of having sanitizers.

The operation being carried across the County has led to scarcity of vehicles along major routes in Nakuru with travelers being left stranded.

Matatus being found without sanitizing material are being impounded with the drivers being arrested.

Tens of travelers along the Nakuur-Subukia road were left stranded after vehicles they were travelling in were impounded by traffic police officers.

On Thursday Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya had warned that he will not allow PSV vehicles to operate without being sanitized.

He also cautioned the public against boarding vehicles which do not have sanitizing material

Natembeya added that if the situation gets out of hand the government might be forced to order every matatu to only carry a maximum of four passengers.


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