City Tram among 9 matatu saccos suspended by NTSA


City Tram among 9 matatu saccos suspended by NTSA
FILE PHOTO| Nairobi matatu

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended licenses of nine Saccos in Nairobi for failing to operate the minimum number of required vehicles.

Transport regulations require public service vehicle (PSV) saccos to operate a minimum of 30 vehicles.

“NTSA notifies the Public that it has suspended Nine Saccos/Companies for failing to comply with the provisions of Section 5(1) of the National Transport and Safety Authority (Operation of PSV)Regulations, 2014, which require a PSV Sacco/Company to operate a minimum of Thirty (30) serviceable motor vehicles,” said NTSA in a statement on Monday.

The suspended saccos include; City Tram, which plies the Nairobi CBD — Umoja route and Mwamba Sacco and Marvellous Travellers which operates on the Komarock route.

Others are MNGN Sacco (MathareNorth-Ngara-Gikomba), Fig Komba Sacco, Moonlight Coach company, Mwirona Sacco, Huruma Mini Bus and Transafaris, which plies the Nairobi-Nakuru-Kisumu-Busia route.

NTSA has advised members of the public not to board vehicles belonging to the listed saccos.

“Members of the Public are hereby advised not to board any vehicles belonging to these Saccos/Companies in order to avoid any
inconveniences. The Traffic Department has been advised to impound any vehicles belonging to the nine found operating contrary to the suspension,” said NTSA.

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