PSV operators in West Pokot accuse police of harassment

Leaders, Matatu operators in West Pokot County have protested over alleged police harassment and corruption in the ongoing PSV crackdown in the area.

The Matatu and bodaboda operators claim that the ongoing operation is an avenue by corrupt police officers to make a kill.

In West Pokot County, Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto and a section of area MCA’s took issue with the ongoing operation accusing police of harrassing boda boda and PSV operators.

The leaders said the exercise might not achieve the desired results if the obtaining situation persists.

In Kisii County, operators of informal public service vehicles commonly known as Probox are calling on the government to license their vehicles.

The operators argue that the vehicles should be licensed under a special category with the industry offering hundreds of jobs to the youth.

Finally, Boda boda  operators in Kakamega  County have  been  urged  to strictly follow traffic  rules  in order  to avoid  the temptations  of giving  bribes  when caught in  traffic  offence.

Speaking  in  Kakamega, EACC Commissioner Dabara  Abdi  Maalim said that according  to a  survey that was  conducted  by  the  commission, bodaboda  operators  in  Kakamega  stand fourth in giving bribes  in  the  entire  country.

He said the main reason being to avoid problems with the law. Maalim  added that  obedience to  the  law does not  only save  them  from  corruption but  also  saves  their  own  lives, their  clients and  other  road  users.

  

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