Matatu operators clinging onto 14-seaters
30 January 2012, 11:56
Nairobi – The Matatu Welfare Association (MWA) has
called on the government to rescind the 14 seater phase out policy and
allow market forces to drive the gradual transition to bigger the public
service vehicles (PSV).
The association’s Chairman Dickson Mbugua said with most 14 seater
investors unable to afford the required bigger buses in a limited amount
of time, the transition for most is not feasible and would lead to
major job losses.
“The price of a 37-seater bus now is Sh4.2 million. How many of the
14 seater owners can afford the Sh2.1 million, 50 percent deposit for a
bus? The existence of the 14 seater alongside the buses should be
allowed,” he asserted.
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