Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi commuters on Monday were forced to walk up to Central Business District after the matatu ban at the CBD by the city-county of Nairobi came into effect.
Thousands of pedestrians had to walk from different bus stoppage points without any option, while some opted for Bodabodas which ultimately doubled charges.
The ban was executed after the Gazette notice by the county government of Nairobi, that public service vehicles PSV, from date 3 of December 2018 are prohibited from accessing to CBD in order to ease congestion that has for the years dwindled business activities at the city center.
Matatu coming from Waiyaki way and the Thika Supper highway have been allocated the Fig tree market bus station in Ngara, while those from Ngong road and Mombasa road are supposed to drop their passengers’ at Railways.
Matatu using Jogoo road route have been allocated Muthurwa Market as the drop and pickup point.