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Traffic Jams in Kenya...yazua maandamano.

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Police halt busy highway protest


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    The Mombasa-Nairobi highway was on Tuesday a no-go-zone after hundreds of residents and matatu operators blocked it to push for repair of most roads in the area which, they said, were in a deplorable state.


    By JONATHAN MANYINDO
    Posted Wednesday, November 10 2010 at 12:05


    Police have repulsed angry demonstrators who had barricaded the Nairobi-Mombasa highway for more than 24 hours demanding the immediate repair of the dilapidated Voi-Taveta road.

    Taita Taveta Police boss Nathaniel Aseneka said after dialogue failed they had to use an alternative method to open up the flow of traffic.

    The closure of the road held the country and other East African Community member states economy at ransom following delayed delivery of cargo to and from the Port of Mombasa.

    The protest started on Monday when Matatu owners withdrew their vehicles from the road and were later joined by the local residents on Tuesday. They barricaded the road with boulders and burning tyres.

    A contingent of general service unit descended on the protesters who had camped at the road for the whole night and beat them up.

    They came in four lorries at 4 a.m. and engaged the rowdy youth by firing tear gas before opening the road for motorists.

    Long distance trucks and buses were held up in Voi overnight.

    On Tuesday, the government released Sh20m for routine maintenance works on the stretch.

    Roads minister Franklin Bett said his Ministry had advertised tenders for reconstruction of the road and he expected the contractor to be on site by March 2011.

    Daily Nation:*- Provincial*|Police halt busy highway protest
     
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    Trucks stuck in a traffic jam along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway after Voi residents blocked the road for over 24 hours to protest over poor roads on November 10, 2010. Police later halted the demonstration.



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    Trucks stuck in a traffic jam along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway after Voi residents blocked the road to protest over poor roads on November 10, 2010.



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    Voi residents light bonfires blocking the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in protest over the state of their roads on November 9, 2010.



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    Bora wao wanaandamana huku kwetu traffic jam ni maendeleo ati au tukawafundishe kuwa traffic jam ni maendeleo? Tunae Dr. wa kuwafundisha kama wakimhitaji.
     
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