Beginning tomorrow, December 1, public service vehicles plying various upcountry routes will not be allowed to operate within the Nairobi CBD.
This follows a directive issued by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja stipulating that matatus operating along the affected routes will no longer be allowed to drop and pick up passengers within the city centre from next month.
A public notice issued by County Secretary Jarius Musumba directed the affected matatus to relocate to the Green Park Terminus.
The directive follows a meeting between the matatu stakeholders and county government officials on November 18, 2022.
“Nairobi City County is in the process of reorganising public service vehicle operations of up county bound PSV saccos and PSV companies, part of which will involve relocating saccos to new areas of operation.
“Following consultations held between Nairobi City County and Matatu Operators and owners on November 18, 2022, at Charter hall, it was resolved that effective December 1, 2022, all PSV saccos and PSV companies offering services between Nyanza, Western, North Rift, South Rift and Central Rift who are currently operating from Nairobi’s CBD will be relocated to the Green park terminus,” read a notice from the office of Governor.
The affected routes are;
- North Rift
- South Rift
- Central Rift