In protest of some transport network businesses’ ongoing violations of the rules set forth by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), digital taxi drivers will go on strike on Thursday.
The taxi operators belonging to the Organization of Online Drivers, Digital Taxi Association of Kenya, Mtandao Drivers Association, and the Digital Partners Association announced in a letter seen by a local daily that their members will gather at Uhuru Park starting at 9:00 am.
The Kilimani, Capital Hill, and Central police stations’ Officers Commanding Stations (OCSs) and the Deputy Inspector General of Police were the recipients of the letter.
The letter, which was released through attorney Wambui Kibicho, states, in part, “The demonstration will start at Luna/Uhuru Park and proceed on foot to the National Transport and Safety Authorities (NISA) offices at Upperhill to present a letter protesting the continuing breach of the NTSA regulations.”
The taxi drivers will then drive to City Hall and give Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja a copy of the aforementioned letter there as well.
The letter stated that the crowd will disperse after it was delivered to the appropriate government agencies on Harambee Avenue.
Meetings will take place simultaneously in various parts of Nairobi and its surroundings, specifically along the following roads: Thika, Ngong, Magadi, Waiyaki, Mombasa, and Kangundo.