The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Tuesday, September 29, cracked the whip on a rogue matatu operator captured on video driving recklessly.
The matatu was identified as one belonging to Ummoinner Class Limited, plying the Nairobi-Umoja-Innercore route with the number plate also clearly visible in the video.
In the video, the matatu driver was captured dangerously overtaking a minibus on the blindside and nearly getting into a head-on collision with a boda boda rider.Public service vehicles in Nairobi.
NTSA acted after the video set social media ablaze with many Kenyans calling on the authority to bring the driver to book.
"The vehicle has been impounded by the Police, a prohibition order issued on it and is set to be subjected to a compliance inspection.
"The driving license and PSV license of the driver have been suspended for a period of 6 months. He will be required to undergo driver re-test for the Authority to ascertain his competencies before the licenses are reinstated," read part of the NTSA statement.
NTSA also added that they will conduct a mandatory road safety awareness and customer care training for all crew members and Sacco officials in the coming week.
The authority encouraged the public to share videos of rogue drivers in order for them to face the full wrath of the law and cease endangering lives.
NTSA has stepped up its efforts in arresting reckless drivers after a driver was videotaped performing dangerous stunts while on transit on Monday, September 29.
The unidentified driver is seen hanging from the door as the vehicle moves at a high speed with the steering wheel left unattended.
A number of matatus in the country have been known for their defiance on road traffic rules, a situation that has caused numerous road accidents.
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