In Summary
  • Mr Kimutai decried how many Kenyans still lose their lives and others are injured on the roads.
  • He said that the driving schools in the country only provide general skills.
  • The MOA boss said that the public transport sector has been neglected for long.

Matatu operators now want the government to set up a training institution targeting the public transport sector.

The school, they say, should be exclusively dedicated to training matatu drivers and conductors.

Matatu Owners Association (MOA) Chairman Simon Kimutai said that setting up a training school with a dedicated curriculum like the ones for aviation, rail and marine sectors will ensure that drivers and conductors are taken through proper training that will in turn improve road safety in the country.

SKILLS

Mr Kimutai decried how many Kenyans still lose their lives and others are injured on the roads, pointing out that the training will provide better skills than what is currently being offered in most driving schools across the country.

He said that the driving schools in the country only provide general skills as opposed to specific training like how to respond to emergencies and customer care.

“The training will focus on most of the ills that are in the sector. Most of the driving schools produce half-baked drivers. If you have a four-year license you should not automatically receive a PSV license but you need to be trained to handle a PSV,” said Mr Kimutai.

He was speaking on Thursday during the MOA national governing council meeting with county representatives at Luke Hotel in Nairobi.

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