Matatu owners fault govt’s move to control fares

Written By: Jane Nduku
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Matatu Owners Associations (MOA) has faulted plans by the Ministry of Transport to amend the traffic laws and control fares charged by Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) across the country.

Matatu Owners Associations (MOA) Chair Simon Kimutai says for the proposal to be actualized the government must consult all players in the industry.

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The Ministry of Transport is seeking to amend section 199(1)  of traffic act 2012 by introducing a new sub-section that will allow the Cabinet Secretary to regulate fares charged by Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) across the county.

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However, the Matatu Owners association reads mischief in the move which is aimed at protecting the public against exploitation.

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Speaking during a meeting of PSV industry stakeholders and other players Matatu Owners Associations (MOA) Chair Simon Kimutai said for the plan to be achieved the government has to involve all concerned parties.

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Kimutai denied claims that the industry is exploiting the public and urged the government to put in place mechanisms that will harmonize the transport sector.

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