Normal operations was brought into a halt for several hours along Litein-Mogogosiek-Bomet Highway as Bodaboda Riders took to the streets to protest what they term as exploitation by traffic police officers.
Boda boda riders of Mogogosiek, Konoin Sub County, Bomet County burn tyres along Mogogosiek- Litein road in protest against traffic police who set up a roadblock in the area and demand hefty bribes every day.
According to the riders, it was no longer Tenable for them to meet the police demands of bribe everyday owing to the hard economic times brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The riders accuse police of harassment whenever they fail to meet the obligation on bribing them in orders to be allowed to ply the route.
Police were forced to use teargas to disperse the irate bodaboda youths. Normalcy returned after hours of chasing battles between the youths and police.
The operators are calling on the Bomet Commandant to act and transfer traffic police from Mogogosiek police station.
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