Govt orders Railways to crash fares
By Nsikan Ikpe
A transport lockdown by Public Service Vehicles, aka matatus in Kenya has led to a lock-down in Nairobi and several other Kenyan cities and the government is not finding it any funny.
Accordingly, the Transport authorities have requested Kenyan railways to urgently lower train fares so that the service can help reduce the burden on stranded commuters.
The lock-down is coming following the expiration of a deadline by government to commence the implementation of stricter public transport vehicles regulations that had been put in abeyance in the past 15 years.
At the weekend, the Interior ministry insisted that enforcement of the rules would go on as scheduled while the matatu operators stated that they would then be left with no option but to pull their vehicles out of the roads.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya