Mututho pledges to restore sanity in the matatu industry
27 June 2016, 19:36
Nyeri - The new chairperson for Kenya Transport Licensing Appeals Board, John Mututho has pledged to streamline transport activities in the country.
Mututho said he will work to bring sanity in the transport sector as he condemned the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) for oppressing matatu owners and other motorists.
Speaking in Nyeri, the former Naivasha MP said: “Some activities by NTSA should be halted and those feeling aggrieved should face the Board. Am asking PSV operators oppressed by NTSA to air their concerns for solution,” said Mututho.
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He added that matatu operators should be forwarding their grievances to the Board instead of resorting to demonstrations and courts.
“For instance, we have heard of Saccos being banned because one of their vehicles faulted traffic regulations. Instead of protesting, they should come to my Board and I pledge to handle their cases accordingly and bring both NTSA and matatu owners to mediation,” said Mututho, who doubles as the Nacada chairman.
He takes up the new job from Prof Njoroge Mwaura.
Recently, the matatu owners complained that NTSA had unnecessary delays in processing their licenses and giving excuses that their computers are out of order.
They said the delays make them lose business.
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