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Police commander fires shots at motorists

Dennis Chacha
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Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) at Kisii bus stop. [Source/Kisii Classic Facebook.]

Kisii County police commander Bernard Muli has fired warning shots to careless motorists operating across the county during this season pupils and students are reporting back to school. 

Muli while addressing members of the press in his office on Thursday warned that police will be on high alert to apprehend motorists carrying passengers in excess. 

"Motorists should not take advantage of the increased number of people travelling to various parts of the county to carry more than the capacity. As pupils and students report back to school, motorists are hereby urged to embrace safety measures to curb any accident," he said.

He said Boda boda riders should only carry one passenger at ago. 

"Riders should not carry more than one passenger. Any rider caught will be arrested to face prosecution," said Muli. 

The commander further reiterated that matatu operators found hiking fares will be sent to jail. 

"Passengers should report to police Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) operators overcharging them for legal action to be made against the rogue matatu operators," he stated.   

He pleaded with passengers not to accept to be overloaded because being in excess is risking their lives.

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