A mini bus belonging to Forward Travellers Sacco burns along Jogoo road following violent clashes between Nasa supporters and police officers. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGOA mini bus belonging to Forward Travellers Sacco burns along Jogoo road following violent clashes between Nasa supporters and police officers. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
By HILARY KIMUYU

A planned demonstration by operators of matatus playing the Kayole-CDB route failed to kick off on Saturday morning.

The operators intended to protest over the burning to ashes of a a matatu belonging to Forward Travelers sacco on Friday along Jogoo Road when supporters of Nasa clashed with police officers during opposition leader Raila Odinga’s arrival from the USA.

The touts, drivers and matatu owners, were dispersed by the police before they could block the busy Jogoo Road with the shell of the burnt vehicle.

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Earlier, police had warned motorists using the road to avoid City Stadium roundabout.

By mid-Saturday morning, the matatu’s shell was still at the scene while business at the adjacent Burma Market had yet to fully resume with most traders still fearful of loss and destruction of their goods.

During Friday’s mayhem, goons stormed the market and made away with goods of unknown value, including soft drinks, slaughtered chicken and fruits.