Matatu strike called off after day of walking, many arrests
The matatu strike is off, Matatu Transport Vehicles Association Secretary-General Richard Kanoru has announced, just a day after the official start of the crackdown for the enforcement of Michuki rules.
Mr Kanoru said on Monday that that operations will be smooth on Tuesday.
The strike was called off just a day after the official start of the operation, a move which saw matatu operators vow to stay off the roads.
Authorities, however, also stayed put, saying they will sustain round-the-clock operations for the sake of road safety.
The measures followed many cases of fatal road crashes, among them the Fort Ternan crash that claimed 58 lives on Moi Day.
They also came just before the festive season - in December last year, at least 330 people died in road accidents in different parts of the country, notable among them being Salgaa.
As police stayed alert on the roads on Monday, commuters were left stranded and opting for personal vehicles, taxis and boda-bodas. Fares were doubled.