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Revealed; Why NTSA suspended operations of the Northern E Coach travelers Sacco

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A bus that belongs to the Northern E Coach travelers Sacco. Photo/Courtesy

Details that saw the operations of the Northern E Coach travelers Sacco halted can now be revealed. 

Kenya Mails has established that the fleet of buses working under the Sacco have been engaging in the business of transporting contrabands from Somalia to Kenya. 

This emerged after police afficers drawn from the Multi-Agency team who were conducting a routine traffic check along the Garissa- Thika Highway intercepted a bus of registration number KBX 267K that was ferrying the goods. 

An officer privy to what happened said that they conducted a search in the bus where they realised that it had various compartments that contained secret storage bins underneath the floor of the bus. 

“The manner in which the bins were set up allow the bus to ferry any kind of goods including weapons without being detected,” the officer told Kenya Mails. 

This led to the arrest of Mr Mahamed Takar Sheikhow who was driving the bus and two conductors namely; Yasir Dar Kedie and Abdirahman Hassan Mohamed. 

A police report seen by Nairobi News revealed that the bus was ferrying the following contraband items in the secret compartments; 49 full cartons of Batook type chewing gums, four cartons containing 25 pieces of Tres Orix-Forte (medicine) whose safety no one knows, five boxes containing twenty pieces of each fifty sachets of ten tablets each, pain relief tablets, 286 tins of (2.5kgs) of Red cow powder milk. 

Other items that were recovered include 37 tins of Anchor powder milk and 42 tins of 2.5kg labelled as Nura powder milk. 

Mr Hillary Mutyambai on Thursday afternoon issued a serious warning to PSVs operating in the route and are involved in the ferrying of illegal substance that their days were numbered. 

“We shall not stop until we ensure that sanity is brought back to the roads, we are dealing with the insecurity problem in the vast North eastern and we shall ensure that we succeed,” he said. 

It is on this effect that NTSA halted the company’s operations saying that the buses are driven out of the Kenyan roads. 

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