Tough laws for private cars in efforts to curb Covid-19

Traffic on Uhuru Highway in Nairobi on April 1, 2020. Owners of private cars will not be allowed to carry more than 50 per cent of the declared passenger capacity of their vehicles. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Kagwe will still be required to transmit the regulations to the National Assembly for approval or annulment within seven days of gazettement.
  • Minority Whip Junet Mohamed supported the new regulations, arguing that stringent measures are necessary if the fight against coronavirus is to be won.

Private car owners are among the biggest victims of new laws gazetted on Thursday evening to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe tightens the noose on Kenya’s chaotic transport sector, days after he announced radical changes in the passenger service sector.

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