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Travelers Stranded As A Crisis Hits The Matatu Sector

Job Maangi



President Uhuru’s announcement about the reopening of the Mombasa, Nairobi and Mandera counties that were closed down inorder to mitigate the spread of Corona brought hope to Kenyans who had been locked up in the various counties.
However, Kenyans have suffered another blow as very few matatus are in operation because of the measures that were put in place by the government.

Photo: Bus

Passengers rushed back to Nairobi following the reopening stranded as few matatus are in operation after remaining grounded for months and many yet to meet the mandatory certification required to resume operations in line with the COVID-19 protocols.
Immediately after Uhuru Kenyatta broke the news about the lifting of lockdown into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties Kenyans flocked the bus stations in major cities to book an early ticket to the rural areas.

Country Bus station which is located in Nairobi witnessed massive traffic as passengers made a rush to secure a seat out of Nairobi.
Uhuru Kenyatta made a decision to allow Kenyans to navigate out of Nairobi and Mombasa after an outcry from various stakeholders who said that they were suffering from the harsh realities of the Corona virus pandemic.
The owners of the Matatu sectors have asked the government to reduce the tough laws loss as it proving difficult to comply to the measures that were put in place.

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