Commuters in Kasarani forced to walk following matatu operators' strike

A section of matatu operators staged a morning protest on Monday along Mwiki-Kasarani road paralyzing public transport in the area. Irked by the poor state of the roads, they expressed their displeasure by barricading the route at Sunton using stones and burning tires. Commuters, among them school children were forced to walk for around 5 kilometers to Thika road in a chilly and rainy morning after Public Service Vehicles reportedly blocked every entry and exit of the route. Photos seen by the Standard Digital depict a visibly plaguing road with holes that vary in size and shape. The potholes are filled with water as a result of the morning rain. The protesters have attributed the traffic snarl-ups along Mwiki-Kasarani route to the dilapidated road. They also note that the road is impassable during rainy seasons since it is muddy.