Matatu operators call for a return to normalcy

Matatu operators call for a return to normalcy

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A Matatu operating PHOTO COURTESY

Mombasa,KENYA: Matatu operators  have called on Mombasa residents to resume their normal duties across the county promising efficient service delivery to all Kenyans two days after the August polls.

Speaking to Baraka fm on Thursday Macharia Chomba a driver plying the Mishomoroni-Mwembe Tayari route admitted that Matatu workers have resumed their normal duties throughout the county.

Chomba frankly stated that people had travelled to their original homes for two reasons including; fulfilling their constitutional rights as voters and due to fear of the unknown during the Tuesday elections.

“Matatu operators have gone back to their normal businesses. People traveled home for only two reasons, fulfilling their constitutional rights as Kenyans and for fear of the unknown especially during the election period.” He admitted.

The driver however noted that they have not witnessed any form of unlawlessness along the road for the drivers and their conductors since they officially started operating on Thursday morning.

On the other hand, Willy Chai a driver plying the Mtwapa- Mombasa route said the transport sector is still gaining momentum as some of Kenyans are still in their homes waiting for the electoral body to make an official announcement of the presidential elections.

“The entire transport sector is still gaining momentum, some Kenyans are still indoors waiting for the independent and boundaries commission IEBC to officially announce the presidential elections.” Chai said.

He called on Mombasa residents to get back to  normalcy adding that they are committed to offer services to all regardless of background or political affiliations.

At the same time, Kahindi Katana Matatu conductor plying the Malindi- Mombasa route noted that business is back to normal as many people have started travelling to and from Malindi town.

“Business is back to normal many people have began travelling to and from Malindi town.” He said.

Margaret Awino, a Mombasa resident called on the IEBC to speed up the tallying of the presidential results in-order to clear the doubt amongst Kenyans since they exercised their constitutional right peacefully and harmoniously.

“We are urging the IEBC to speed up the tallying of the presidential results s that they can clear the doubt amongst Kenyans. We exercised our rights as Kenyans.

Businesses were at stand still on Tuesday and Wednesday as many Kenyans stayed indoors waiting for the Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission to official announce the presidential elections.

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