(PHOTOS) Nairobi county officers engage in running battles with boda boda riders

The riders were complaining about the harassments they face from the county officers.

In Summary

• Speaking to Kevin Ochieng, one of the riders, he complained of harassment by the officers over their business operations in the CBD.

• He said he prefers the County government to develop a plan and strategy to accommodate them in specific points in order to stop the unending battles.

Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

Nairobi County officers on Thursday engaged in running battles with boda boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue, a situation that turned chaotic.

The riders were complaining about the harassments they face from the county officers.

Speaking to Kevin Ochieng, one of the riders, he complained of harassment by the officers over their business operations in the CBD.

Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

He said he prefers the County government to develop a plan and strategy to accommodate them in specific points in order to stop the unending battles.

"Despite this being our daily source of income, we demand to be heard as we play a major role in our economy,"  Ochieng said.

Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Chaotic scenes on Thursday as Nairobi County officers engage in running battles with Boda Boda riders along Kenyatta Avenue on August 26, 2021. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

Normal operations on the busy road were altered for a while as stone throwers suited the battle by both parties involved.

The Kanjo officers managed to control the situation with tear gas canisters.