Rongai Residents In Walk-To-Work Protest Against Reckless Matatu Driving

A pedestrian was hit by a speeding vehicle on Thursday morning in Rongai as hundreds of resident from the neighbourhood staged a walk-to-work demonstration to protest reckless matatu driving along the Langata Road- CBD route that has claimed numerous lives.

The protesters waved placards while others shouted “enough is enough” as they marched down Langata Road with armed anti-riot police watching from a distance.

The pedestrian was knocked down and was rushed to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries in Ongata Rongai town.

On Sunday, a matatu that veered of the road killed four people and injured several others, sparking a nationwide debate on road safety in Kenya and demonstrations by Multimedia University students who lost a first year student in the accident.

At least six people including students, police and a passer-by were seriously injured when the protests turned violent on Monday. The irate students who were calling for action from the government barricaded roads causing traffic snarl ups along the route.

NTSA has since taken action, de-registering Ongata Line Sacco whose member vehicle caused the Sunday accident.

Police are still searching for the driver of the bus who fled the scene.

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