Matatu operators protest new regulations

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Matatu operators have opposed traffic law changes by the Members of parliament that will make them bear the greatest responsibility for road accidents.

Responding today to the proposed changes, they termed the move malicious and discriminatory

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The National Assembly Transport Committee wants the Traffic Act amended to include individual traffic officers and Sacco managers on the list of those to be punished in a court of law in the event of fatal accidents.

The work of a police officer on the road is to enforce the law, ensure that vehicles have speed limiters and are roadworthy while that of a Sacco manager is to ensure that drivers have qualifications and that the vehicles are serviced to the required standard, he said.