Eight Uber taxi drivers who were demonstrating on Wednesday against payment rates offered by their service providers were today charged in a Nairobi court with creating disturbance and resisting arrest.
The drivers appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku and denied the two charges against them by the state.
Prosecution alleges that on September 13,2017 along Uhuru and Waiyaki ways in Nairobi County the eight jointly with others not before court, created disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by threatening and shouting at motorist driving along the Highways and thereby disrupting free flow of traffic on both ways.
The online taxi drivers under the Digital Taxi Association of Kenya (DTAK) are namely James Njoroge, Paul Mwolyo, Noah Wetindi, Mwangi Githae, Edwin Kaguo, Zachari Kaguo, Erick Maribi and Simon Macharia. They were arrested as they were protesting against their current terms of service.
The magistrate however released the eight accused persons on a cash bail of 80,000.
The case will be mentioned on September 28.