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Kasarani matatus hike fares amid boycott over tout’s death – PHOTOS

Hundreds of Kasarani commuters were on Monday morning left  stranded after Mwiki Sacco Limited (MSL) matatu operators staged a protest against their officials amid claims of harassment and assault.

The protest, which saw buses belonging to the Sacco withdrawn from the road, left commuters stranded with some opting to walk to Thika Superhighway to board matatus from Ruiru and Thika.

Available matatus charged Sh200, more than double the usual fares.

Stranded commuters on the Kasarani-Mwiki route on May 07, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
Stranded commuters on the Kasarani-Mwiki route on May 07, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY

The protest came after a matatu conductor succumbed to injuries after he was beaten by MSL officials last week for overcharging passengers in the Kasarani – Mwiki route.

The deceased, Julius Kamau, was allegedly assaulted for charging passengers Sh100 instead of the normal Sh80 fare.

Police have said they are investigating the circumstance of his death.

Some angry commuters wondered when the harassment and overcharging will come to an end and they took to social media to make their point.