Mungiki fear, illegal fees keep matatus off route in Murang’a

Murang'a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre addressing residents at Kangari market on October 20, 2019. He warned of stern action against members of the outlawed Mungiki sect who block matatus from plying the Kaharati-Muthithi-Kigumo-Kangari route by demanding money from drivers and conductors. PHOTO | NDUNG'U GACHANE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • For a conductor to be allowed to ply the route, he must part away with Sh4,000 while a driver must give Sh6,000.
  • The collection points for the illegal fees are at Karuri, Muthithi and Gakura.
  • County government officials who are in charge of the matatu stages are said to be aware of the situation.

Murang’a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre has issued a stern warning to suspected members of the outlawed Mungiki sect who have been preventing several public service vehicles from plying along the Kaharati-Muthithi-Kigumo-Kangari road.


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