In Summary
  • Most bus parks in Nairobi are reporting reduced activities as the number of those traveling upcountry reduces.
  • At the Guardian Angel office only three travellers were at the booking office and no stranded passenger.
  • A similar situation was also witnessed down at the Machakos Country Bus station.

Normalcy is slowly returning in the transport sector in Nairobi after days of chaos, frustration, anger and panic occasioned by the ban on long-distance night travel by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

The capital city has been a theatre of spectacles involving stranded passengers and overwhelmed public service vehicle operators for three days as students rushed against time to report back to school.

But now most bus parks in Nairobi are reporting reduced activities as the number of those traveling upcountry to either report to school or return home after visiting the city over the December holidays have drastically reduced.

SLUMBER MODE

Easy Coach bus services booking office, which had witnessed high octane drama from angry and frustrated travellers, was in a slumber mode as there were no many people scrambling to board their buses.

“Things are now back to normal after days of pressure from our customers. You can see that there are countable passengers waiting here compared to the crowd which was here yesterday and the day before. In fact, they are below 15 in number,” said Kennedy James, a supervisor at the company.

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