Tough Times for City Commuters as More Matatus Are Taken Off The Roads

  • On Friday, October 18, the National Transport Authority (NTSA) suspended an additional 11 Public Service Vehicles (PSV) Saccos from operating.

    The regulator maintained that the Saccos flouted provisions of section 5 (1) of the NTSA regulation which requires a PSV Sacco or company to operate 30 serviceable motor vehicles.

    Francis Meja, the director of NTSA advised commuters not to use vehicles from the suspended Saccos to avoid inconveniences. 

    The Saccos that were suspended operate around Bus station, Railways and Khoja in the City Centre.

    "The Traffic Department has been advised to impound any vehicles belonging to the eleven Saccos/companies found operating contrary to the suspension," Meja stated.

    The suspension comes barely two weeks after NTSA suspended another 9 Saccos operating in the city on September 30.

    The affected Saccos are:

    Smoke City which operate the Athiriver, Railways, Kitengela, Machakos route.

    Kitengela Minibus- Railways: Athiriver-Kitengela-Machakos.

    Teachers transporters that ply from Khoja: Flyover, Engineer, Njabini North,Kinangop route. They also operate on Khoja, Thika road, Ngumba,Thome together with the Nairobi, Kiambaa, Naivasha, Nakuru and Nyahurur route.

    Seven City Saccos:Railaways, Athiriver, Kitengela and Machakos route.

    Single line Saccos: Railways, Athi River, Kitengela and Machakos route.

    Gesarate Trade Links: Railways, Bus Station, KNH, Mbagathi Way, Langata Road, Magadi Road, Ongata Rongai and Kiserian route.

    Sunbird services : Ronald Ngara, Odeon , Zimmerman, Githurai, Kahawa West route
    Kazana travellers , Nairobi , Limuru , Nakuru route.

    Snowball Sacco , Railways, KNH, Mbagathi Way, Langata Road, Magadi Road, Ongata Rongai , Kiserian.

    Angel Kings, Nairobi , Ruiru,  Muranga ,Sagana ,Karatina , Nyeri route.

    Kijabe Line ,Nairobi , Waiyaki way – Limuru – Kijabe , Nakuru , Ndodori , Olkalau , Nyahururu , Njabini ,Thika route

    NTSA Director Francis Meja. Meja gave the suspension notice on Friday, October 18.