Night travel ban on PSVs still stands, CS insists

Night travel ban on PSVs still stands, CS insists
Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau. (Photo:Standard)
Nairobi, Kenya: Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau has maintained that the night travel ban on public service vehicles (PSVs) is still in force.

Eng Kamau dismissed media reports that the courts had lifted the ban, claiming he has not received any order and promising to abide by any directive from the courts.

The CS has also directed that all heavy commercial vehicles be fitted with the new digital speed governors.

He instructed the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the police to impound any vehicle found without the gadget.

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“All heavy vehicles must be installed with the new digital speed governors, and I am also instructing NTSA and the police to ensure that this is done,” said Kamau.

Other PSV operators have also been warned that they risk having their licences revoked if they do not belong to a registered Sacco.

Kamau insisted that all PSVs in the country must belong to a Sacco, adding that the traffic police are on the alert and will be conducting impromptu inspection to weed out vehicles without proper registration and not belonging to genuine Saccos.

Addressing the Press in his office before flagging off six NTSA vehicles to patrol accident-prone areas, Kamau said the vehicles would carry data of all Saccos and companies that have been registered.

The vehicles, purchased at a cost of Sh21 million, are equipped with a speed camera and a breathalyser.

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They will be manned by a special team of NTSA and police officers whose main task will be to apprehend traffic law offenders.

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NTSA Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau