Mombasa, KENYA: Hundreds of Mombasa residents on Monday were forced to walk to their destinations following the commencement of the enforcement of ‘Michuki rules’.
A spot check by Baraka FM shows there were no matatu on the roads as early as 5.00am
Most residents decided to walk to work after failing to get transport.
The Federation of Public Transport Operators said all matatus will withdraw their services today, in protest over these stringent rules.
Most affected were KCSE candidates making it to school on time before the commencement of examinations.
The situation is also dire in North Coast with Bamburi residents devising new ways to reach their destinations
However, for Tuktuk operators, it was time for brisk business charging passengers as high as sh 150 per trip.
Most matatus remain parked as the crackdown continues.
Most streets in Mombasa remained partly deserted a sharp contrast to normal days when they are a beehive of activity.
The ministry of interior argues that the crackdown is meant to bring sanity back to the roads following a wave of fatal road carnage incidents blamed on non-compliance of matatus to the rules.