All matatu parking licenses have been revoked by the Nairobi County Government following numerous complaints from the business community on the unruliness of the public service vehicles (PSVs).
Business owners in the city centre had threatened not to pay rates to the county government citing that it had failed to control the rogue matatus that blocked business entrances and piles of uncollected garbage that provided for an unconducive working environment.
Speaking during the swearing in of the new County Executive Committee member for Environment, Water and Natural Resources Peter Maranga, Governor Evans Kidero said that the matatu operators were contravening the city by-laws by parking anywhere and haphazardly.
“There is complete indiscipline in the way the matatu’s are being managed in the city and we have cancelled all the parking permits with immediate effect and we will be redoing the licensing process afresh.
The business people are totally right and I stand with them in ensuring that matatus don’t hinder business activities in the city,” said Kidero.