About 20 taxi drivers operating at Crossroads spent Christmas Eve and the next night in police cells for picking a quarrel with Chellah.
Trouble started when Chellah parked his State House vehicle at the taxi rank thereby blocking taxis from exiting.
The drivers greeted him politely and asked if he could move his vehicle a bit so that they could continue conducting their business seeing that it was a very busy evening and chance to make a bit of money in these hard times.
Chellah told them to get lost. He said they should have respect for government officials. He told them that he was still busy and he will move his vehicle when he wanted.
The taxi drivers got angry and decided to block his way as well.
He made some phone calls and dozens of police officers appeared on the scene and arrested all the taxi drivers.
Chellah was heard ordering the police to make sure the taxi drivers spend at least two days in cells so that they should know that he is a big bwana.
The taxi drivers were released on 26th December, 2012 after paying admissions of guilty fees.
Woodlands residents complained of lack of taxis on Christmas day in the area.