It seems that Kenyans and walking will become a synonymous thing. This is after City Hall under Mike Sonko decided to bar matatus from accessing Nairobi central business district effective December 3.
A notice by acting county secretary Pauline Kahiga said the ban will be in line with a May 12, 2017 gazette notice.
The order was shelved after protests by operators. They agreed to control cases of double parking among other concerns by City Hall.
In the gazetted rules, all PSVs accessing the CBD from Jogoo and Lusaka Roads will drop passengers at Muthurwa terminus.
Commuters using Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande and Limuru roads will have their final stop at Fig Tree terminus A.
Matatus from Thika Superhighway, including Ruiru and Kiambu Road, will break their journeys at Fig Tree terminus B.
All PSVs that go past Ruiru but branch off before Kenol town on Nyeri/Meru – Nairobi Road will stop at Desai Road.
The notice further indicates that all vehicles going past Kenol on Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi road and all upcountry buses on Waiyaki Way will use the Park Road terminus.
Ngara Road terminus will be the final stop for vehicles using Juja Road, Ring Road Ngara and Park Road to access CBD.
Railways terminus will be used by vehicles from Ngong Road whereas all high capacity PSV vehicles from upcountry will be stationed at the Machakos terminus.
Ngara Flyover, WTF kind of trash is this? SMH. Sonko needs to grow up manze. 😱😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/O2v7BQ0hNy
— Sheikh Mutuku ✌🏾 (@__Mutuku) December 3, 2018
The PSVs such as City Hoppa, Kenya Bus Services – which are on a diametric route, will be stationed at Central Bus Station.
As with all things implemented in Kenya to “improve” things, the average citizen suffers the most. What has ensued is images of Kenyans walking. Check out the images below: