Moses Kuria Exposes Mike Sonko's Secret Reason Behind Matatu Ban

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has come out to reveal what he claims is the reason why Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has banned matatus from accessing the CBD.

    He accused Sonko of using the ban to achieve ulterior motives besides doing it to decongest the city, a move that has left many commuters stranded.

    The lawmaker wrote on his Facebook page that the governor was bitter about the proposal to have a Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA).

    He attributed Sonko’s opposition to the grounds that it would deny him revenue and claw back on his powers.

    “His latest moves to adopt knee-jerk measures to 'decongest the city' are just a smokescreen meant to divert attention from his opposition to NAMATA,” read part of the statement.

    According to President Uhuru Kenyatta's Executive Order that established the Authority, a commuter railway line will be built along Outer Ring, Jogoo, Mombasa, Limuru, Lang’ata, Ngong roads and Waiyaki Way corridors.

    The project will also involve the construction of a rapid bus transit system to be used exclusively by special buses, which will charge lower rates than other passenger service vehicles.

    At the same time, additional special bus lanes will be built from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport road junction to Machakos and another one to Kikuyu through Waiyaki Way.

    Two more bus routes will terminate at Bomas and Ruaka towns through Lang’ata and Limuru roads respectively.

    There will also be an eight-kilometre tram service connecting the Nairobi Railway Station and Dagoretti Corner and an additional rail service connecting Nairobi to Ruai, Kasarani, Westlands and Kayole.