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September 19, 2017 4:21 AM Sonko suspends matatu ban in Nairobi CBD for a month

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended for one month the directive to ban public service vehicles from the city central business district which was to start on Wednesday. This comes at a time when there is an ongoing infighting between two matatu groups which forced operators and matatu owners to seek intervention from the county government. The Matatu

September 18, 2017 3:10 PM Sonko shelves plan to kick out matatus from Nairobi CBD

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has shelved for a month plan to kick out matatu operators from the Central Business District (CBD) to allow ‘self-regulation’ after a meeting with a transport lobby. Governor Sonko said the decision will be implemented as a pilot project, and will allow matatus to operate in the CBD as the Nairobi County government seeks alternative 1

September 18, 2017 1:56 PM Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko suspends ban on matatus accessing CBD

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended the ban on matatus accessing the CBD. According to Sonko, the order that was given on Friday was a pilot project that would ensure school going children and people going to work would be dropped in the CBD without affecting flow of traffic. Sonko made the move after concerns by the operators during a consultation

September 18, 2017 1:56 PM Sonko changes mind, suspends ban on matatus in CBD

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ceded to pleas by matatu owners to suspend the ban on public service vehicles in the city centre for a month. Governor Sonko gave the matatu owners a one-month grace period to regulate the traffic of their vehicles in the Central Business District. He vowed to enforce the ban if the matatu owners would not have worked

September 18, 2017 5:29 AM Researchers say diesel worse for CO2 than petrol

Research by Transport & Environment finds that diesel cars emit more CO2 over their well-to-wheel lifetime than petrol cars Much of the talk at last week’s Frankfurt motor show was about diesel, and how it’s still a critical fuel source for the future of motoring. In spite of the show marking the second anniversary of the breaking of the VW Group’s so-called 2

September 17, 2017 9:02 PM Sonko: City to hire 1,000 marshals to effect Matatu CBD ban

More than 1,000 traffic marshals will be deployed by the county government to enforce the ban on matatus from operating in the central business district. The announcement comes barely a day after Governor Mike Sonko directed that all public service vehicles carrying less than 60 passengers will not be allowed into the CBD starting Wednesday this week. Almost 1

September 17, 2017 11:14 AM Looming matatu strike as CBD ban takes effect Wednesday

A new measure proposed by the Nairobi County to decongest the central business district has met resistance, with the Matatu industry now threatening to stage a strike to protest its implementation. The measure, which seeks to restrict all Public Service Vehicles (PSVS) from accessing the Nairobi CBD, starting Wednesday, September 20, has also caused 1

September 16, 2017 10:21 AM Sonko says matatus ban from CBD will streamline the sector

In a statement, Sonko stated that decongesting the Central Business District (CBD) will translate to more revenue for the Matatu sector, while at the same time ensuring residents move faster and more freely thus building the economy. The Governor observed that during the pilot phase of the project, there will be “engagements between the PSV sector and the County 2

September 16, 2017 10:21 AM Matatus to strike over Sonko move to decongest Nairobi’s CBD

City Hall has gazetted designated drop off points outside town Newly-elected Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come up with drastic measures meant to ease traffic in Nairobi’s Central Business District but which will force passengers walk more to access the capital’s commercial hub. To fulfill one of his flagship pledges which is to reduce the menace that is traffic 1

September 15, 2017 10:40 AM Matatus banned from CBD from next week

Nairobi County has moved to ban all public service vehicles from accessing the Central Business District (CBD) in drastic changes that take effect from next Wednesday. The gazette notice signed by acting county secretary Leboo ole Morintat revokes all previous gazette notices/letters allocating any other place as picking and dropping areas in CBD. “Maximum 1