WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE THIKA MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION UNIT THATATTRACTS NAIROBI SO MANY VEHICLES?

The daily long queues of motor vehicles that report to the Thika Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit has not escaped the attention of Thika residents, especially those living on the lower parts of the town centre. 

 Kenyatta Highway is ever jammed along Pilot and Kimathi Estates due to the many vehicles that come to this centre on a daily basis. At times these queues snake up to more that a kilometer long on both sides of the road and line up to the YMCA exit almost reaching Highway Motors garage on your way to the Thika High School gate.

Funny enough, majority of these vehicles (give it about 90%, to be more precise) are not from Thika. A spot-check on the Stickers on the matatus and the addresses on the other types of vehicles lined up daily to be inspected can ascertain that they don't belong to people from Thika. Majority are matatus and vans plying their trade in Nairobi and Murang'a.

This begs the question, why Thika? What is so special about this unit? Nairobi for instance has two units, Nairobi Area and the Ruaraka Units. Why then do the Nairobi vehicle owners avoid their units to jam the Thika one?

Another crazy observation is that you rarely find the Thika-based vehicles in the queue. For instance, I have never come across a 2TS matatu lined up there for inspection yet they all got stickers for the same. This then begs the question... Where do they go for inspection? Ama they reciprocate by going to Nairobi as an exchange programme?

Anyway, don't mind me... Am just asking out of curiosity.
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