At least 13 courier companies have been found to be operating without proper legal authorization in the country following a swoop conducted by the communications authority of Kenya. The move to crackdown on illegal service providers comes hot on the heels of a nationwide drive to rid the courier services of rogue dealers. The operation conducted by authority staff saw several companies charged for running unlicensed outlets as provided for in the k-i-c-a act of 1998 section 67 (d). Among affected companies include Murang’a shuttle services, Mt. Kenya shuttle, empire logistics, Nanaisio shuttle ltd, Innana Sacco, Machi modern bus, Waso liner bus and northern city coaches among others. Courier service operators are expected to display their licenses to avoid crossing paths with the authority, which has promised to step up surveillance. Businesses found to be operating illegally stand to pay a fine of 200,000 shillings.