Matatu operators call off strike, apologise to commuters

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The Federation of Public Transport Operators has called off their countrywide strike over the reinstatement of the Michuki rules and vowed to get back on the roads.

In an afternoon meeting at Harambee House called by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and his Transport counterpart Esther Koimett, the matatu operators further apologised to commuters and pledged to comply with the rule of law.

The federation’s chairman Edwin Mukabana further apologised to the passengers stating that they will be back on the roads.

PS Kibicho, on his part, acknowledged the clogging at the vehicle inspection unit and vowed to enhance capacity to ensure the transport sector remains smooth.

The Interior PS also lauded the federation for their commitment to abide by the traffic laws, adding that a transport consultative forum will be formed within the next week to look into areas that need review and fresh approach.


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