New law to steer matatu sector

Operators of public transport vehicles will be licensed as corporate bodies, like companies or savings and credit societies, next year.

Smart driving licences will also replace manual permits in a bid to curb increased fatalities on the roads. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Drivers will also undergo fresh mandatory training for driving skills and must pass physical fitness tests to be allowed to work in public transport.
  • To get approval, one must have a minimum of five vans. Those operating under franchise will have 25 vehicles under their management.
  • Companies and saccos will be expected to employ their crew on contract, with serial traffic offenders being weeded-out through tracing their biodata using a smart licence card.

Operators of public transport vehicles will be licensed as corporate bodies, like companies or savings and credit societies, next year.

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