Tuk Tuk operators in Mombasa have opposed new county by-laws set to regulate their movement.
Led by Mr. Anwar Said Bujra the Tuk Tuk operators said some of the rules like having a new colour scheme in different zones will make their work difficult as it is likely to curtail their freedom to move from one part of Mombasa to another.
Even though the Tuk Tuk operators agreed to comply with traffic rules and regulations they decried of paying multiple levies to the county government yet not having essential services like parking yards despite contributing to the county revenue and offering employment to many people.
According to the county, the rules seek to end crime in the transport sector and improve road safety and security.
Other rules set include business addresses of the owners of the Tuk Tuk being printed on the side, drivers having a set of neat uniforms, displaying their photos in the cab and always carry around their National ID card.
The operational zones are Mvita, Changamwe, Jomvu, Likoni, Nyali and Kisauni where different colours would be painted to differentiate the Tuk Tuks.