Nairobi County Government has started kicking out matatus that have stages along the Tom Mboya street and other city roads as a way of decongesting the city.
The County’s Parking Service Department director Tom Tinega announced last week that matatus will no longer be allowed to drop or pick passengers along Tom Mboya.
This afternoon matatus from different saccos that defied the order were cramped and towed to county’s yards as the directive comes to effect.
Tinega in a memo stated; “Instead, all matatus operating on the same route shall share a single terminus, with matatu saccos restricted to having two vehicles on each terminus”.
Tinega said the allotment of termini to individual matatu saccos has been cancelled and operators who will flout the new regulations will have their operating license withdrawn.
No more matatu stages along Tom mboya street
Saccos that will be adversely affected are those from Kikuyu, Juja, Kinoo, Buruburu, Githurai 45, Umoja, Komarock, Westlands, Eastleigh, Zimmerman, Kinoo, Gachie, Thika and Pipeline.