If you ask quite some Nairobians who the worst kind of people to interact with around the answer will probably be matatu operators. They are ruthless, heartless and at times inhuman.
But someone just proved them wrong. In a lengthy message, the Chairman of National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Dr. David Ole Sankok just confirmed that indeed matatu operators are kind.
He praised a popular matatu driver and his conductor from Kinoo for helping the disabled people, unlike many matatu operators who mistreat persons living with disability. Below is the message, read through
“As the chairman of NCPWD one of the major challenges facing my significant constituent is public transport. We have lobbied, we have complained and we have scratched our heads due to this headache.But at this point I wish to congratulate this driver and his conductor who work in Nairobi town -Kinoo.
Every single day they go to Westlands ,ABC place to pick staff with disabilities from their places of work and drive them to their homes at normal bus fare rates. This saves them the agony of crossing the busy Waiyaki way and also saves them the hassle of bus drivers leaving them stranded at bus stops.It is great compassion and humanity. I wish to request for more champions who are in the matatu industry who will support our journey in accessing public transport.”
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