Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has hit out at a section of traffic police officers, reportedly extorting money from public service matatu drivers along the busy Subukia-Bahati Highway.
Addressing the media in Nakuru town, the vocal legislator pointed out five traffic road blocks the officers are using to harass matatu operators.
According to Ngunjiri, the operation is conducted by cartels focused on making easy money from matatu drivers.
He said every matatu has to part with 200 shillings (to and from), per every roadblock of the five stages the rogue officers are stationed.
The MP who is also the chair Nakuru MPs’ caucus now wants the matter looked into by the concern persons in the region.
“We cannot allow this corruption to go on. The traffic officers should stop this habit of extorting money from matatu drivers,” said Ngunjiri.
In June this year, Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai ordered the removal of traffic checkpoints and roadblocks on major highways in the country.
While issuing the directive, Mutyambai said checkpoints and roadblocks on highways shall only be mounted with the express authority of Regional/Formation Commanders and must be justified and rationalized.