Mandera taxis to be registered
Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo has urged taxi operators in the area to register themselves in order to ease security operations in the North Eastern Kenya town.
The county commissioner has accused some taxi operators and personal vehicles of flouting traffic rules and having wrong number plates warning that they will be punished according to the law.
According to Ole Nkoyo, most of the vehicles with wrong number plates have been involved in acts of crime in Mandera county.
The taxi drivers, however, have refuted the county boss accusations.
So far, Mandera East Police has arrested several vehicles with wrong number plates among other traffic offences
In Kenya, the police can issue a fixed penalty fines for illegally displayed number plates.
Offenders could face a maximum fine of Ksh 1,000 and in some cases the number plate may be withdrawn.
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