Nakuru Town East Member of Parliament David Gikaria has been arrested over the violence of matatu protests that rocked the area on Monday morning.
County Police Commander Tito Kilonzi claimed that the MP David Gikaria was among the chief organizers of the protests that disrupted business in the Central Business District (CBD).
“The MP has been arrested and is at Nakuru Central Police Station. Together with other people my officers are pursuing, he organised the violent protests that disrupted business in Nakuru town,” said Mr Kilonzi.
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Matatu operators engaged the police in a running battle as they express their unhappiness over the Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s decision to lock them out of the CBD.
Kenyatta Avenue, was turned into a war zone as police officers confronted the protesters, a police truck’s windshield was smashed as the demonstrators hurled stones at police officers.
According to Allafrica, Transport was disrupted for the better part of the morning as the matatu operators withdrew their vehicles from service.