Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is set to take action against senior parking officers colluding with matatu operators to create illegal bus stops.
Sonko revealed that the officers from inspectorate and parking departments have been implicated in a racket that sells parking spaces to new Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators.
The metropolitan boss vowed to take action against the implicated officers upon his return from Mombasa where he had gone to bury his grandmother.
“Some officers in the parking and inspectorate departments are dishing out stages for money.
“We are working hard with the national government to decongest the city centre but people within my administration are selling stages to new PSV operators,” Sonko told Daily Nation.
The governor mentioned that the officers were creating illegal stages on a daily basis for kickbacks.
He disclosed that he had received numerous complaints from shop owners and traders about illegal stages blocking their premises.
Nation reported that the affected areas include Tom Mboya Avenue, Accra Road, lanes along Haile Selassie and Moi Avenues, Latema Road, and Taveta lane.
City Hall Parking Services Director Tom Tinegaindicated they are forming a task force to handle the menace.
Last month, City Hall warned matatus against picking up and dropping off passengers at non-gazetted locations.