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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Simon Siele
Rivalry for the lucrative public transport service has culminated in a series of violent confrontations between communter van-crews and bicycle taxis (boda boda).
Four people have died in the last three years and many others injured in the conflicts, which involve matatu crews and boda boda operators plying Langa Langa, Kanu Street, Ponda Mali and Race Course estate routes in Nakuru.
A month ago, a matatu driver died at the Nakuru's Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital as he was being treated for head injuries in one of the confrontations.
Five cyclists were also seriously injured in the July 28 incident.
When word on the driver's death reached Langa Langa terminus, his colleagues planned a revenge attack, which leaked to the cyclists who promptly pulled out of the roads, leaving hundreds of …