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[PHOTOS] Passengers stranded as crackdown on rogue motorists begins

This exercise has forced many Kenyans to walk for long distances.

In Summary

• Police officers along the Eastern Bypass impounded vehicles that do not meet the NTSA guidelines.

• Last week, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said at least 1, 700 motor vehicles have been impounded in the ongoing RRI crackdowns.

Passengers on Monday were left stranded along the Eastern bypass as NTSA and the police impounded unroadworthy vehicles.

Police officers stop a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. NTSA begun a crackdown on unroadworthy vehicles countrywide.
Police officers stop a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. NTSA begun a crackdown on unroadworthy vehicles countrywide.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

The National Transport and Safety Authority is carrying out a crackdown on unroadworthy vehicles countrywide.

Police officers along the Eastern Bypass on Monday impounded vehicles that do not meet the NTSA guidelines.

Passengers were forced to walk for long distances after police and NTSA officers started a crackdown on rogue motorists along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Passengers were forced to walk for long distances after police and NTSA officers started a crackdown on rogue motorists along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

This exercise has forced many Kenyans to walk for long distances because the vehicles they were travelling in were found to be faulty and unroadworthy.

The operations are being conducted by officers from NTSA, National Police Service, alongside local provincial administrations and other actors.

A police officer orders passengers to alight from a bus along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
A police officer orders passengers to alight from a bus along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Image: Fredrick Omondi

Last week, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said at least 1, 700 motor vehicles have been impounded in the ongoing national Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) crackdowns.

Oguna said the vehicles were impounded across the country.

A lady and her child are forced to walk after being dropped off along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. Fredrick Omondi
A lady and her child are forced to walk after being dropped off along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. Fredrick Omondi
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Their drivers and owners were arraigned in the last three days since the government launched the operations on various roads on Monday.

He said the operations were ongoing for a month, 30 days.

A police officer inspects a trailer along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
A police officer inspects a trailer along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

The crackdown will, among others, target drivers who have installed strobe or flashing lights, those with foreign number plates without motor vehicle foreign permits and illegal public service vehicles, which include illegal public service vehicles that operate at night.

Mothers forced to walk for long distances after police officers and NTSA officials launched a crackdown o rogue motorists along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Mothers forced to walk for long distances after police officers and NTSA officials launched a crackdown o rogue motorists along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Dozens of NTSA personnel who had been working at various driving schools have been deployed to various roads for major operations.

It is the reason motorists have seen increased operations on the roads targeting rogue drivers.

A police officer stops a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
A police officer stops a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI
A police officer stops a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. NTSA is conducting a crackdown on unroadworthy vehicles countrywide.
A police officer stops a car along the Eastern bypass on February 28, 2022. NTSA is conducting a crackdown on unroadworthy vehicles countrywide.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

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