Another walking day for Mombasa as Matatus stay put

Matatus parked at a street in Majengo,Mombasa.the government has ruled out of compensating PSV operators in Kwale,Mombasa and Kilifi PHOTO COURTESY

Mombasa,KENYA: Approximately six matatus are at work in Mombasa County.

Two are plying Tudor route while the rest are in Bamburi and Magongo routes.

A spot check by Baraka FM revealed that most matatu drivers have ignored calls to resume work and have parked their vehicles.

Mombasa residents stranded as ‘Michuki rules’ crackdown returns

The Federation of Public Transport Operators on Monday called off the strike meant to protest the stringent “Michuki rules”.

In Mombasa, residents have no reprieve as they continued to trek to their destinations with few matatus on the road.

However, for Tuk tuk and private cars in Mombasa, it was booming business, as they were seen ferrying people to and fro.

“We are charging sh 200 to town. In fact people are desperate and are rushing to board our cars”, said a private car owner.

Michuki rules crackdown gets hundreds arrested

In other parts of the country, life is returning to normal with few PSV on the roads.