Matatu’s barred from accessing Nairobi CBD

Matatu's at the CBD,Matatus have been barred from accessing the Central business effective Monday district PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Matatu Access to Central Business District ( CBD ), won’t be possible effective December 3rd December 2018.

According to acting county secretary Pauline Kahiga, the ban will be in line with a May 12, 2017 gazette notice.

Kahiga said, in the gazetted rules, all PSVs accessing the CBD from Thika Superhighway, including Ruiru and Kiambu Road, will break their journeys at Fig Tree terminus B.

Passengers using Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande and Limuru roads will have their final stop at Fig Tree terminus A.

The PSVs such as City Hoppa, Kenya Bus Services – which are on a diametric route, will be stationed at Central Bus Station.

The notice further indicates that all vehicles going past Kenol on Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi road and all upcountry buses on Waiyaki Way will use the Park Road terminus.

Matatus using  Juja Road, Ring Road Ngara and Park Road to access CBD, will have a final stop at  Ngara Road terminus.

PSV’s from Jogoo and Lusaka Roads will drop passengers at Muthurwa terminus and those that go past Ruiru but branch off before Kenol town on Nyeri/Meru – Nairobi Road will stop at Desai Road.

Railways terminus will be used by vehicles from Ngong Road whereas all high capacity PSV vehicles from upcountry will be stationed at the Machakos terminus.

“All previous gazette notices allocating any other place as picking and dropping areas within CBD are hereby revoked and become null and void as from Monday,” reads part of the notice.

The order was shelved after protests by operators. They agreed to control cases of double parking among other concerns by City Hall.