KATHERINE KERSTEN, MINNEAPOLIS: That`s correct. Well, here, since 2001, we have had 5000 instances of Muslim cab drivers at the Minneapolis- St. Paul Airport refusing to transport passengers carrying alcohol. One woman was denied passage five times in a row before — by cab drivers before she finally found someone who would tote her home. We have cab drivers . BECK: Now are these people that are drunk or they just have alcohol with them? KERSTEN: These are folks coming back from Napa Valley, from France, with a bottle of wine in a duty free bag. BECK: OK. KERSTEN: We`ve had cab drivers refuse to transport blind people with seeing eye dogs. BECK: Is it true that the government, the local government said we should put little lights on top to say we`ll take alcohol, we`ll take blind dogs or not? KERSTEN: That`s right. I should point out too that about three quarters of our cab drivers at the airport here are Somali Muslims. This is a large proportion of the people who drive cabs. There was an attempt by the Metropolitan Airports Commission to solve this problem, to accommodate these folks. And yes, they did suggest a pilot program involving two colors of top lights on cabs who would and who would not transport people with alcohol. For more information, please visit: transcripts.cnn.com
www.ntv.co.ke Taxi operators thronged various garages on Thursday in a last minute rush to beat the Nairobi City Councils order to paint their taxis yellow. The Taxicab Owners Association has however at the same time moved to court to contest the order that they say was issued without consultation. NTVs Gladys Mutiso reports.