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Matatus plying these routes instructed to remove bedbugs

By Standard reporter | October 18th 2018 at 15:02:30 GMT +0300

When you take a walk in most developed towns in Kenya, you cannot fail to spot a hawker who has a ‘permanent’ solution to bedbugs.

Public service vehicles in Mombasa may soon be subjected to compulsory fumigation thrice a month to fight the bedbug menace.

This is according to Health Executive Hazel Koitaba who lamented the poor hygiene in most PSVs.

“A lot of bedbugs are being carried across the regions into Mombasa and from one place to the other within the county,” she said. 

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Mombasa County government confirmed receiving complaints from affected passengers and promised to act swiftly.

The bedbug menace is also experienced in some routes in Nairobi, one nicknamed ‘kunguni sacco’ In Eastlands.

Some of these matatus are rarely fumigated and passengers often complain of painful bites especially when stuck in traffic.

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