Matiang'i Releases Checklist for Monday's Crackdown

  • Interior CS Fred Matiangi during a media briefing File Interior CS Fred Matiangi during a media briefing
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Sunday released an enforcement checklist that will be used during the matatu crackdown on Monday. 

    The list will be used to check on four-item categories namely; drivers/riders, conductors, passengers and motor vehicles offences.

    The CS on Saturday reiterated that the crackdown was still on and that the government was determined to end all the rogue behaviours  experienced on the roads.

    Enforcement checklist form

    Matiang'i stated that the number of police officers would be increased during the operation to ensure that it was effective.

    "There is no turning back from Monday, they must comply," the Interior CS stated.

    According to the former Education CS, the problems facing the transport sector frequently slowed the country's economic progress.

    Federation of Public Transport Operators, through chairman Edwin Mukabana, earlier revealed that they had written to the Ministry of Transport seeking clarification over a host of issues set to be implemented.

    "We would like to advise our members to withdraw their services on Monday for the purposes of aligning our operations to the new guidelines," remarked Mukabana.

    Passengers had been left stranded on the road a week to the commencement of the crackdown after the PSV operators withheld their services for the better part of Sunday and Monday.

    Matatus in Nairobi

    The matatus that remained operational, however, forced passengers to pay above the normal fare charges taking advantage of the demand.