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Matatus Banned From Using The Nairobi Expressway

The government has temporarily banned Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) from using the Nairobi Expressway.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia says that vehicles with a capacity of more than seven passengers will be temporarily restricted from accessing the road.

The announcement comes after two consecutive accidents involving matatus happened on the road within a span of four days.

“The Ministry of Transport has, therefore, taken the decision to temporarily restrict commercial passenger vehicles with a capacity of more than seven passengers from using the Nairobi Expressway, as we investigate the cause of these accidents and develop appropriate safety measures,” said Mr Macharia in a statement.

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Speed cameras will also be installed on the expressway with the speed limit set at 110kph.

Offenders will be fined Sh100, 000 as part of enhancing safety at the expressway.

The statement also stated that rumble strips to warn drivers to slow down as they approach the toll station have been installed.

One person has so far died in the three accidents that have happened on the expressway. Two of the accidents were caused by matatus while one was caused by a private vehicle.