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NTSA issues another stern warning to matatu operators


The Matatu crackdown today hit day three with police ant National Safety and Transport Authority warning those who have not complied with Michuki rules to do so before elapse of the 12 days notice on Monday.

According to NTSA Director General, Francis Meja 30% of public service vehicles have not complied with the rules and are at large.

Meja also mentioned that Nairobi city county has the largest number of accidents recorded this year.

‘We are ready to help the police to ensure this rules have been followed to the latter and the PSV operators have untill Monday to ensure they comply. ’He added.

Meanwhile the operators faulted the police for carrying out an impromptu crackdown before the notices elapsed a move that has costed them.

Matatu Owners co-ordinator Godfrey Akuma says they were ambushed and their vehicle impounded with the every police including the general service Unit who at some point do not know the traffic rules.

They want the exercise to carried out lawfully and by the traffic department only.