NTSA summons matatu operators filmed harassing woman and her child
- The driver and conductor of the matatu are seen in the 1:50 minute video forcing the woman and the minor out of the vehicle while hurling obscenities at her.
- One of the passengers, at one point, even pleads with the driver to consider that the woman has a child but he rudely responds saying “sitaki kujua!” (I don’t want to know!)
- During the exchange, the woman is heard asking for her balance of Ksh.50 but the conductor at first seems adamant to give it to her before finally giving in after the intervention of a passenger.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has summoned a driver and conductor of a Meru matatu filmed harassing a woman and her child for allegedly declining to squeeze on the seats to create space for excess passengers.
NTSA, through a statement, stated that they had directed Meru Shuttle Limited officials to present the crew members of the vehicle registration number KBU 254G to their Meru County offices on Monday 9am.
This comes following uproar from Kenyans online for police to take action after the matatu driver and conductor, in the 1:50-minute video, were seen forcing the woman and the minor out of the vehicle while hurling obscenities at her.
One of the passengers, at one point, even pleads with the driver to consider that the woman has a child but he rudely responds saying “sitaki kujua!” (I don’t want to know!)
During the exchange, the woman is heard asking for her balance of Ksh.50 but the conductor at first seems adamant to give it to her before finally giving in after the intervention of a passenger.
She then seemingly threatens to report them saying “niko na number yenu” (I have your vehicle registration number) to which the conductor boastfully retorts “namba ya gari ata naweza kutolea uende nayo” (I can even remove the registration plates for you to go with.)
A Meru bound PSV (KBU 254G) driver and conductor forced a mother and her child out of the vehicle at Kenol after she declined to squeeze on the seats so that the driver could carry excess passengers. pic.twitter.com/8LrDoqyCpq
— Kirgit🐮 (@Ronoh__) March 10, 2019
These guys need to be arrested ASAP
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) March 10, 2019
And when the government cracks the whip against rogue matatus and drivers, they claim the government is harassing them. Isn't the law clear on how many passengers PSVs should carry.? And I'm even more appalled that the other passengers were okay with all of that!!!!!
— Njoroge W Wathuku (@TeddyWangui) March 10, 2019
The most funny thing with Kenyans its like they dnt knw their rights.The fellow passagers are just silent they cannot stand againist this harrassment, but at least smone captured a video.Something should be done by @DPPS_KE and @KenyaPolice3 this driver licence should be revoked!
— Duncan Nderitu (@dunconderi2) March 10, 2019
— Kaburu Mwirichia (@KaburuMwirichia) March 10, 2019
— Sam Maina (@SamBilboard) March 10, 2019
They even went ahead to insult her. Shame on them. They need to be taught a lesson they will never forget in their lifetime
— Samwel (@Samwelhasam) March 10, 2019
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