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.