Commuters suffer as Many matatus yet to comply with new rules

One of the few matatus operating in Mombasa picking passengers at the GPO. Fares have gone up as many matatus are yet to comply with the new transport regulations. The few that have complied have now doubled fares for commuters. PHOTO/LABAN WALLOGA.

What you need to know:

  • Only 600 out of at least 3, 500 matatus in the County have met the requirements set by the Ministry of Transport and the National Transport and Safety Authority.
  • High Court Judge George Odunga on Monday stopped the implementation of tough matatu rules that were to take effect Tuesday.
  • Under the new rules by the NTSA, all public service vehicles must belong to a sacco that has at least 30 vehicles.

Mombasa County residents are likely to continue paying more for fare as only a fraction of matatus have complied with the new rules and regulation set by the Transport Ministry.


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