200 bodaboda operators in nairobi have been fined Sh35,000 each for flouting different traffic rules.
The first bunch of bodaboda riders was however arrested on Monday evening hours before President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a nationwide crackdown against them.
Traffic cops drove lorry loads of riders into the Milimani courts between 9 am and 11 am.
They were confined at the basement cells prior to being presented before Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu.
The bodaboda operators were driven into the courtroom by court orderlies in groups of 50. charges included obstruction and driving their motorbikes along the pavements in Nairobi.
The majority of the riders admitted the charges and pleaded for leniency, with some saying that, “It was their first time to be arraigned in court.”
Ms Kimilu imposed a fine of Sh35,000 or serve a month in jail for default.
A rider who denied the charges of driving along the pavement was released on cash bail of Sh40,000. The case will be referenced in about fourteen days for additional directions.