In Summary

  • The National Delegates Council meeting was held today at the KICC starting from 9am in the morning.
  • Generally, all the sponsors were concerned about the safety of the passengers, drivers and even the car owners. They promised to make life easy for everyone.
  • The Matatu Owners Association on their previous meeting had sat down and come up with a list of all the things that had been bothering them in the industry.

The National Delegates Council meeting held at KICC

The National Delegates Council meeting was held today at the KICC starting from 9am in the morning. All delegates of the Matatu Owners Association from all counties attended the meeting. It is held twice a year.

The Matatu Owners Association was started in the year2003 .Today marked their 20th year in the organization.

This year’s second event seemed more special as the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Transport had also attended the meeting.

Sponsors such as Isuzu, Toyota, Delstar, INVESCO, Auto, NSSF, and Astrol among others had also attended the event.

Advancements done by the Sponsors

The makers of the new electric matatu means of transport laid down the advantages of using the electric matatu. He said that the new matatu has been designed to be having a very modern generator.

It would be driven all around the country to ensure it can move smoothly even on hilly places. The vehicle does not emit destructive gases showing it is environment friendly. He finalized by saying it costs 3.5 million Kenyan shillings.

Isuzu has come up with a telematics that allows the owner of the car to track the car and the driver. Using the telematics, the owner will know everywhere the car goes and even when the car is being driven in a wrong way.

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Toyota said they were aware of the delays in the items ordered and promised that by the end of December, all the deliveries will have been made.

Generally, all the sponsors were concerned about the safety of the passengers, drivers and even the car owners. They promised to make life easy for everyone.

Cabinet Secretary Answers the cry of the Matatu Owners Association

The Matatu Owners Association on their previous meeting had sat down and come up with a list of all the things that had been bothering them in the industry.

The Matatu Owners Association stressed on the unbearable competition from some of the car owners who use their private vehicles as public transport even but are never taxed.

The CS said that he and the NTSA would work on it. The people said that the owners are protected by the traffic police. Some of the vehicles are even owned by the police themselves. The CS therefore promised to look into the matter.

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The MOA also said that they were still been asked for money by the traffic police, they also talked about the vehicles that had been stopped in Mombasa among other issues.

The CS assured them that he would start working on those issues tomorrow very early in the morning.

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