Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia wants financial institutions to partner with the matatu industry to end paper money transaction.
Macharia says this will help in containing any possible spread of the Coronavirus.
The CS was speaking during an inspection tour at the Nairobi Railway Station and Nairobi Central Bus Terminus where he was assessing the level of prevention measures being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID -19 virus.
He directed public transport operators to exercise maximum hygiene by providing hand sanitizers to passengers.
The Transport CS Macharia ordered matatu operators to clean their vehicles after dropping off passengers, while trains were directed to be fumigated on arrival at the stations after every trip.
He warned that licenses of public transport operators’ who will disregard measures to tame coronavirus including providing sanitisers to passengers will be revoked.
At the same time, Chairman Matatu Owners Association Kimutai encouraged conductors to allow passengers to pay fares via mobile money to reduce the spread of the virus.
He also urged suppliers of hand sanitisers to consider subsidising the prices.