Matatu operators given two weeks to comply with Michuki rules

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The government has given public transport stakeholders two weeks to comply with the Michuki rules failure to which they face the law.

In a statement to newsrooms, Cabinet Secretaries James Macharia and Dr. Fred Mating’i say lack of observance of the laws governing traffic management has attributed to the high road of accidents.

Macharia and Matiang’i have also asked PSV drivers, SACCOs and Transport companies to comply with the NTSA Act.

The Michuki rules introduced in 2003 helped restore sanity on Kenyan roads despite resistance from stakeholders.

According to the statement said; All public service vehicles (PSV) must be fitted with:-

(i) Speed limiters/governors.

(ii) Safety belts (seat belts).

(iii) Yellow continuous line.

At the same time, all PSV drivers and conductors are required to:-

(i) Wear uniforms and PSV badges as prescribed by law.

(ii) Prominently display their photos as prescribed by law.

 

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