Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all tony karomo's badges.
 

Matatu operators threaten to sue Kimunya

19 September 2012, 10:32Tony Karomo

Matatu Owners association yesterday threatened to go to court if transport Minister Amos Kimunya fails to intervene and ensure that Probox vehicles comply with the road safety measure.

Speaking in Meru town during a members meeting, the National Matatu Owners Association deputy chairman Stephen Murunga   said the minister should intervene urgently and ensure the probox vehicles comply with the traffic rules and road safety measures.

Murunga said the law should be uniform to all without exploiting the Matatu operators who only are allowed to carry 14 passengers while the probox carry more than ten passengers other than five.

“We wonder if there is the law in this country. The probox violate the traffic rules while the police who are supposed to enforce the law are doing nothing,” said Murunga.

Addressing the Members at Nevada Hotel the deputy chairman said the vehicles are registered as private vehicles but have been allowed by the government to exploit the matatu industry by doing the business illegally.

“If the government is not ready to solve this conflicting issue then we will move to court to seek justice as matatu owners,” he added.

He claimed that despite the fact the vehicles have violated the road safety rules are also enjoying a free business in the matatu industry without paying for TLB and public services vehicles (PSV) fees.

“In fact if a Matatu is found carrying an excess of one passenger your charged ksh.10.000 for the offence but the probox carry excess of more than five and nobody is there to charge them. This is not fair and we are asking the Minister to intervene before the matatu industry is killed completely,” noted Murunga.

They also claimed that they want the traffic law to be uniform and be applied to probox and matatu operators equally without discriminating the other.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
KISIKA SAMUEL
KCB to spend KES 1 billion on fun...

The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has set aside a revolving fund of KES 1 billion to fund livestock farmers in arid and semi-arid areas across the country to help commercialize the sector through its KCB Foundation dubbed Mifugo ni Biashara. Read more...

Submitted by
Mbungu Harrison
Work with Jubilee govt, Mombasa C...

CORD politicians in Mombasa County have been urged to set aside their differences and work with the Jubilee government to develop the county. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Rabbit goes on a date

Rapper Rabbit has a date with you the fan, Friday at 6 o'clock. Keep time. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Will you accept Gloria Muliro's i...

Gloria Muliro invites you for a one on one session in praise and worship. Find out where and how. Read more...

Submitted by
KISIKA SAMUEL
MCK to inspect middle level colle...

The Media Council of Kenya has started to inspect the legibility of all middle colleges offering Diploma courses in Journalism and Media Studies in the country. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
IEBC postpones Mathare by-electio...

The Mathare by-election has been postponed by four days to enable the IEBC add the name of William Omondi onto the ballot papers following a court ruling. Read more...