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.


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

Latest Badges:

View all KISIKA SAMUEL's badges.

NTSA assures no stringent measures to implement cashless system

02 July 2014, 09:11 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has assured matatu operators that there will be no stringent measures in the implementation of cashless fare system by public service vehicles (PSVs).

The NTSA Director General, Francis Meja said the electronic fare payment system will be approached in a holistic manner of implementation through amicable consultations between the government and matatu owners.

“NTSA will not conduct crackdown or arrests for non-compliance to the cashless system regulations but we will engage all stakeholders for full implementation in various phases,” said Meja.

“The implementation of the cashless system has taken effect as from July 1 and despite experiencing a few challenges. We will be flexible to allow transition process without suspending it,” he added.

Meja said public awareness campaign to educate the public on how to use the cashless fare system will be widely conducted and appealed to the media to assist in informing people regarding the new electronic payment system.

“This cashless system will benefit commuters by limiting the cumbersome cash exchange service with conductors, help investors get benefits from their electronic systems and reduce corruption cases to some extend involving traffic police officers,” stated Meja.

He asserted that parents will have to acquire cashless cards and loaded with money for their children to commute either to school or anywhere.

Making payment for commuting by the prepaid electronic card will either be through the chip or dab system and that the gadget reading the card will also allow payments using other selected bank ATMs.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

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.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Its a 1 horse race to State House...

Its a 1 horse race to State House, DP William Ruto has mocked the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Enjoy your time left in power, We...

CORD Co Principal Moses Wetangu'la has told the Jubilee Coalition to enjoy its last few months in power before it is voted out in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Stop hiding in State House and sa...

ODM MP's have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release drought aid and to stop sitting on public funds. Read more...