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Isiolo town at standstill as police, boda boda riders clash

Friday November 16 2018

VIVIAN JEBET
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Nearly all business premises in Isiolo town were on Friday closed as police officers and boda boda operators engaged in running battles.

The boda boda operators were protesting against ongoing enforcement of traffic law, claiming police are unfairly targeting them in the crackdown.

The riders barricaded roads leading to the town with stones and lit bon fires using tyres.

Police who intervened fired tear gas canisters at the riders, causing tension in the town.

More security personnel have been deployed to

More security personnel have been deployed to restore order in Isiolo town as police and boda boda riders engage in running battles on November 16, 2018. PHOTO | VIVIAN JEBET | NATION MEDIA GROUP

More security officers have been deployed to restore order in the town.