Nairobi Metropolitan Service is in the last minute preparations for building various matatu termini in a bid to remove matatus from town.
NMS Boss Mohamed Badi yesterday told the the National Assembly’s Committee on Administration and National Security that the termini will be launched in November by President Uhuru Kenyatta once they are finished.
Some of the termini being worked on by the NMS include the Ngara and Parklands termini that will be used by the matatus plying the Thika Superhighway while the matatus using Jogoo Road and Haile Selassie Avenue will terminate their journey at Muthurwa.
“Some of these lands have been marked and works have kicked off. NMS is also looking for other lands that can be used as bus termini outside the busy city centre,” Badi said.
Some business operators in Ngara have raised concern over the matatu terminus being built in Ngara saying it will bring insecurity.
Some small scale traders have also been displaced by the new developments leaving them with no place to ply their trade.
“I used to sell vegetables at a small space near the Equity roundabout, the construction works soponsored by the NMS have seen us displaced with no place to do business,” lamented a businesswoman in Ngara.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in March this year asked Badi to speed up the establishment of the bus termini in a bid to decongest the city.