Boda boda banned past 11pm in Nyeri
SEE ALSO :EACC arrests Five Nyeri County officers“We are not victimising them (boda boda operators). We want to clearly give an order that after 11pm they have no business idling in Karatina Town,” Mathira West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari said. The administrator cautioned that should the operators fail to self-enforce the directive, the police would be forced to step in. MP Rigathi Gachagua also talked tough against gangs terrorising residents and pledged to support the move by the police. “People committing crime will be dealt with ruthlessly. We do not want to see a situation where residents have to close their businesses early because they are worried about their safety,” he said. The move comes as attacks by gun totting gangs riding on motorcycles are increasing.
SEE ALSO : Woman raped, murdered in GilgilIn Nyeri Town last month, a couple was held hostage in their home by a gang that was armed with an AK 47 rifle who stole their money and made away with their car. Three of their accomplices were riding on a motorcycle. The incident came just as another armed motorcycle gang robbed a table banking group.