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Why Moses Kuria wants Toyota Probox to be used as matatus

By Waweru Titus | December 4th 2018

Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has weighed in on CS Matiangi’s move to streamline public transport/ matatus in the country.

MP Kuria has now called for the licencing of Toyota Probox and Sienta models as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

According to Kuria, when the Michuki traffic rules were crafted, the models that are popular with cab drivers were not in operation.

While he supports the enforcement of traffic rules in a drive launched by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Kuria says legislators can craft laws to allow proper implementation of the regulations.

Matiang'i and his Transport counterpart James Macharia vowed last month that they would not relent in their resolve to fix the management of the public transport sector in Kenya.

Matiang'i declared war on those he called ‘faceless people’ and cartels whom he accused of creating chaos in the matatu sector. 

Under the fresh regulations, unrecognised persons found manning bus stops will be rounded up and charged in court.

Drivers of PSVs should have valid licences and badges with long distance PSVs required to have two drivers each driving eight hours.

All PSV operators are required to wear uniform with conductors dressed in blue and drivers in maroon.

Vehicles must also be insured and not have tinted windows.

The operation commenced on November 12, 2018.

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