In Summary
  • Several matatu operators, who were arrested during the operation, will be charged in court.

  • Double parking, illegal bus stops and private cars operating as PSVs have been blamed for the congestion in Nairobi CBD.

Over 100 matatus have been impounded in Nairobi’s Central Business District for illegal parking.  

This follows a raid carried out on Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) on Latema Street, Moi Lane, Tom Mboya Street, Gill House area and Munyu Road on Thursday.

Several matatu operators, who were arrested during the operation, will be charged in court.

Nairobi County Parking Services Director Tom Tinega said that the impounded matatus were found dropping and picking passengers in undesignated areas.  

“We have put the rogue PSV operators on notice. We will not allow them to break the law,” said Tinega on Thursday.

COLLECTING MONEY

Last week, Governor Mike Sonko warned county officers who collude with the rogue PSVs operators. The officers were said to be collecting money from drivers whom they allowed to create illegal bus stops.  

Governor Sonko said that senior inspectorate officers and those from the parking services had been implicated in the racket that had made the county government lose revenue.

“There are my officers in the parking and inspectorate departments who are dishing out stages for money,” he said.

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