Full press statement: Why Mike Sonko suspended ban on PSVs accessing the Nairobi CBD

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Tuesday suspended a ban on matatus from the city centre.

Sonko said the move is aimed at allowing further consultations among affected parties in order to find a lasting solution to the problem of congestion.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Starehe MP Charles Njagua are among leaders who expressed opposition to the implementation of the decongestion programme.

In the one day of implementation, the decongestion programme witnessed crowds of pedestrians on roads and footbridges as well as heavy traffic on major raods in the city.