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Nairobi motorists strike fails to take place

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The planned Nairobi motorists strike that was to start today morning has failed to take place.

The aborted strike was organised by Kenya Motorists Association to protest the proposed 16 per cent Value Added Tax on petroleum products from September 1.

The association’s chairman Peter Murima had asked motorists sympathetic to their course to dump their vehicles on the road between 7.30am and 9.30am.

A spot check done by Ghetto Radio revealed smooth traffic as motorists continued with their jobs as usual.

The organizers had even given out a notice to the protesters telling them to extend the strike by three hours.

Earlier today Matatu owners association chairman Simon Kimutai told Citizen TV that the responsibility of PSV’s is to carry passengers, not to go on a go slow.

Kimutai said the planned strike flopped for lack of consultation from stakeholders.


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