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Commuters stranded as police crackdown on matatus

Commuters using Thika superhighway were stranded on Monday morning as police carried out a dawn traffic operation to check on compliance with the new traffic rules .

Commuters in Kasarani and Allsops were the most affected and waited for long hours for the few matatus in operation.

Matatu operators took advantage of the crackdown and increased fares to town centre from sh80 to sh100.

Some commuters took to twitter to find out what was hampering morning transport.

Here is a sample of their tweets:

“Kwani where are matatus that operate on Thika road? People a ‘fighting’ to get into the few that are stopping at Guru nanak! via @moniangoh2030.”

“Been in hunters stage since 6:45 and have just received a lift from good Samaritan. What’s happening to kasarani matatus? via @Yahaya254.”

“Traffic offenders arrested by police along #thikaroad for various offences. via @NicholasKamonye.”