GOVERNOR SAKAJA ANNOUNCES FREE TRANSPORT FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

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Nairobi governor, Johnson Sakaja, announced free transport for school children in the county. 

The governor issued the directive in a meeting with Nairobi matatu operators at City Hall on Friday, November 18.

Sakaja, however, stated that the school-going children will only enjoy the service when they wear school uniform. While announcing the move, Sakaja revealed that he was in talks with traffic police to ensure students and matatus were not arrested for carrying excess passengers.

Revokes impounding of bikes and matatus

Sakaja also revoked the impounding of Public Service Vehicles (PSV) and motorcycles in the city, in a move aimed at allowing the sector to self regulate.

The Governor who issued the directive during a deliberative session with the matatu sector, said that impounding the vehicles has been of no consequence since even impounding charges never reach the county revenue accounts.

Impounding charges for PSVs in the city range from Sh10,000 while breakdown charges are Sh7,500.

The Governor instead invited the PSV sector to work with his administration in enhancing compliance, so as to restore sanity in the city.

From today impounding of vehicles has been revoked, but you have to promise me that you will instill discipline in the sector,” the Governor said.

Sakaja

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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