Case challenging night travel ban to be heard Thursday
08 January 2014, 18:31
Nairobi - A case challenging the validity of an imposed night travel ban by the government will be heard Thursday.
The case which has been termed as urgent will be heard at the High court in Nairobi, where public service vehicle PSV operators will have the opportunity to argue their opposition to the ban.
The government banned night travel on roads by PSVs to curb incidences of road carnage during the festive period in a reaction to the increased number of accidents in 2013.
PSV operators have however argued that the ban is not feasible considering the economic distress it will cause with some already declaring massive losses.
Commuters too have suffered badly from the ban with many unable to get transport due to the ban.
The PSV owners are seeking consultation by the government over the matter which they term as detrimental to human and financial resources.
The government has continued to insist that the ban will continue until the PSV operators get valid licences and put their houses in order, with transport secretary Micheal Kamau stating the move as important and much needed.
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