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Five charged for failing to screen passengers in Nairobi matatu blast

By Cyrus Ombati | May 6th 2014 | 1 min read

By Cyrus Ombati

NAIROBI, KENYA: Police have warned matatu operators they will be prosecuted if they fail to screen their passengers and luggage as part of efforts to tame terrorism. 

Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue warned yesterday they will take action against crew who fail to screen passengers before they board.  

He revealed they will position armed police officers at various bus termini to boost security as the matatu staff carry out the exercise. 

“We will send police to provide security in those areas. They must screen the passengers and know what is in their luggage,” said Kibue. 

He spoke after five matatu staff were yesterday charged at Madaraka law court with failing to screen passengers in the two buses that were ripped by home-made bombs along Thika Superhighway on Sunday. 

The five were freed on a Sh5 million bond.

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