In Summary
  • The Board ordered the NTSA to reinstate the operating licences for Nyena Sacco matatus.
  • Mr Ndeto told the tribunal that NTSA officers have a mandate to enforce safety.

The Transport and Licensing Appeals Board has overturned a decision by the National Transport and Safety Authority to blacklist 10 public service vehicles in Nyeri for operating on undesignated routes.

The board, led by Dick Waweru, Aden Noor Ali and Kiarie Mwaura, ordered the NTSA to reinstate the operating licences for Nyena Sacco matatus.

APPEAL

The sacco filed an appeal through its chairman Peter Theuri accusing the agency of blacklisting the vehicles without a formal reason and without according it an opportunity to defend itself.

"NTSA punished us verbally without giving us a hearing and ordered that we surrender the Road Service Licence (RSL).

"We were not notified of the charges brought against us to be able to answer them," Mr Theuri said.

The vehicles were impounded and their licences revoked on July 2 this year. It was claimed that their crew and passengers were involved in an altercation with NTSA officers in Timau, on the Nanyuki-Meru highway.

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