Hundreds of commuters were today stranded as matatu operators made good their threat and went on strike.
This follows the official kick off of the government’s directive to enforce Michuki rules.
The few available matatus on the road had in most instances tripled their prices if not doubled.
Most Kenyans were forced to walk to work as others opted to use Motorbikes as the alternative means of transport.
“These guys are charging 150 shillings from Rongai to Bomas. Then from Bomas to town, they charge another 200 shillings more,” lamented one commuter.
Those commuting from Githurai to town paid between Ksh 150 to Ksh. 200.
In Umoja, matatus were charging Ksh. 200.