Matatu com­pany seeks po­lice pro­tec­tion from ri­val crew, cites vi­o­lence, dam­age

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A matatu com­pany has filed a suit seek­ing po­lice pro­tec­tion fol­low­ing ha­rass­ment of its mem­bers’ buses by Um­moin­ner Sacco.

Risen Com­pany Ltd claims Mwamba, Um­moin­ner and Utimo sac­cos, City Tram Ltd and Mar­vel­lous Shut­tle Ltd have hired goons to at­tack its mem­bers’ buses on Ron­ald Ngala Street. Risen says it can­not, with­out the pro­tec­tion of po­lice, op­er­ate their ve­hi­cles on the Jo­goo Road-Umo­jaKo­marock route. Risen di­rec­tor Isaac Karanja said his buses and vans were at­tacked on Oc­to­ber 26 and 30. He said the buses’ wind­shields were bro­ken and doors bar­ri­caded by hooli­gans hired by Umoin­ner and Utmo sac­cos at Joska and Ron­ald Ngala. Risen fur­ther seeks to have the po­lice chiefs at Cen­tral and Buru Buru po­lice sta­tions com­pelled to con­clude in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.