Government makes major changes on THIKA ROAD as Matatu owners and cartels cry foul.

...deployed in the next 4 weeks.”

The private sector will also be allowed to add 100 buses to complement the existing ones.
However, the government’s move to enter into the transport business has not gone down well with Matatu owners and cartels.

According to Matatu Owners Association chairman, Simon Kimutai, the government is engaging in unfair competition with the private sector.

“I don’t know if the NS did a study to establish the customer’s demand before bringing the buses, which are already making losses.”

“This is disrupting or destroying a business that is existing,” Kimutai said.

The NYS buses are already operating in selected routes where commuters pay a flat rate of Ksh 20.


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  1. Yes this is way to go.
    Matatus have not self regulated themselves and there is no proper arrangement and no fixed working hours....

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