In Summary
  • Sonko also gave conditions which the matatus must adhere to during the one-month moratorium.
  • Matatu Owners Association is at loggerheads with the Matatu Welfare Association which had called for a strike on Wednesday.
  • Drivers and sacco chairmen vowed to dismantle the two unions saying that they have failed to represent them.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended for one month the directive to ban public service vehicles from the city central business district which was to start on Wednesday.

This comes at a time when there is an ongoing infighting between two matatu groups which forced operators and matatu owners to seek intervention from the county government.

The Matatu Owners Association is at loggerheads with the Matatu Welfare Association which had called for a strike on Wednesday which the owners defied.

In a meeting attended by public service vehicle owners, drivers and sacco chairmen vowed to dismantle the two unions saying that they have failed to represent them.

Speaking at Charter Hall, Mr Sonko said that order is needed in the city and will he only give matatus one month before the ban is finally effected.

“We need to help one another in this city. Once you fail in this one month there will be nothing left but to enforce the law. The ball is in your court. We either work together or [you] face the law,” said Mr Sonko.

CONDITIONS

He also gave conditions which the matatus must adhere to during the one-month moratorium.

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