- While the industry ought to be lucrative, it is estimated to lose Sh50bn annually to gangs
- Operators will be given up to November 1, 2018 to comply with all traffic rules.
- The government will also target all body builders who fail to comply with the new vehicle body structure.
For the majority of Kenyans who use matatus, the next few weeks will be difficult: There will be transport disruptions and delays. But at the end of the storm, in the government’s view, the roads will be safer for travellers and the transport sector attractive to investors.
The mother of all crackdowns is being planned which, according to the Interior ministry, will sweep rogue matatus off the roads — permanently — and, with them, the criminal gangs which prey on the sector together with the crooked police officers and politicians who run those gangs. READ MORE
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