Matatus unveil cashless system

From left, Matatu Owners Association chairman Simon Kimutai, Nairobi senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Tigania East MP Mpuri Aburi during the launch of a cashless payment system. Matatu owners in Mombasa have introduced a cashless payment system for commuters, ahead of the July 1 deadline for public service vehicles to stop accepting fares in cash. Currently, more than 20,000 commuters are said to be using the card in Nairobi. PHOTO / SALATON NJAU

What you need to know:

Ministry has set July 1 as the deadline for matatus to stop accepting cash as fare

More than 20 saccos in Mombasa County have so far registered to adopt the payment method

Matatu owners in Mombasa have introduced a cashless payment system for commuters.

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