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Chaos erupt in Kisii town as bodaboda operators demonstrate

ALVIN RATEMO

It was a rampage early today when Kisii town bodaboda operators engaged the anti-riot police officers in running battles for what they termed as mistreatment from the  traffic police officers.

The rowdy bodaboda operators took to the Kisi -Kilgoris and Kisii-Keroka highway where they barricaded the two roads hindering transport for a couple of hours before police came to restore calm.

Businesses around the total petrol station in Kisii town were closed for fear of looting.

The riots came a few hours from yesterday evening after one of the bodaboda operators was arrested over breaking the traffic rules.

It is due to that incident that the bodaboda members called for a strike this morning to demand his release.

More than 100 boda boda motorbikes confiscated at the police station as the owners to await judgement for participating in an unlawful riot.

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