Motor operators incompliant to road safety to be dealt with
28 October 2014, 20:57
Nairobi - Umbrella institutions that represent PSV owner and operators has said it's willing to work and collaborate with the government in embracing road safety activities and National transport management strategies at all levels.
Matatu Welfare Association chairman, Dickson Mbugua said they will work with the National and County governments in identifying and arresting non compliance operators that have become high hardness cartel.
"They continue operating with impunity without due regard to the NTSA and traffic laws in Kenya. These are the probox, Toyota Wish and Noah vehicles," he said.
Mbugua urged the government to handle the paper less fare transaction in a careful manner so that it can’t be a reap off to their investments as the digital speed governors did.
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"Unlike digital speed governors which did not work, we require clear roles of the technology provider and transacting banks in the system for these one so that the billions of shillings we collect will be safe," he said adding that the operators should be compensated from the fake speed governors they bought from approved dealers.
The Chairman urged the government to divert their energy to road safety since the festive season is nearing.
"Our effort and energies should be focused on the road safety for our citizens first. Cashless can wait and be tackled later after thorough piloting schemes," Mbugua said.
Mt. Kenya Matatu Owners Association, Michael Kariuki, condemned the rule by NTSA that requires PSV's to have special permits when plying to other routes terming the act as neo colonialism.
He said the PSV's on special hire to funerals, weddings, and other functions are having nightmares when seeking the permits.
They also asked to be conjoined in the metropolis PSV operation so that they can chart the way forward since there members have invested heavily in the industry.
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