Matatus barred from CBD starting Wednesday
New rules barring all matatus from Nairobi CBD will take take effect starting Wednesday on September 20 as Governor Mike Sonko moves to implement his promise to tame traffic menace that has plagued the capital city for decades.
Matatus will no longer be allowed to drop and pick passengers in the Central Business District.
City Hall said the new rule will be enforced by the National Transport and Safety Authority, police and Nairobi County government officers.
Public Service vehicles have been assigned various bus termini outside the CBD depending on their routes.
Matatus accessing CBD from Waiyaki Way/Uhuru Highway, Kipande Road and Limuru Road will now pick and drop off passengers at the Muranga Road (Fig Tree ) terminus A while those accessing CBD from Thika Road, Kiambu Road up to and including Ruiru will use same stage but terminus B.
Desai Service Terminus will serve public service vehicles that go past Ruiru but branch off before or at Kenol town on Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi Road.
All upcountry vehicles that use Uhuru Highway and those that go past Kenol on the Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi Road will be served by the Park Road Terminus.
Hakati terminus will serve all urban and peri-urban routes from Mombasa Road and Langata Road.
Machakos bus stage will serve all high capacity public service vehicles while Central Bus Station will serve all cross city routes.
Jogoo, Lusaka and Ngong roads matatus to use Muthurwa and Railway bus stations.
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