Matatu Operators Set to go on  a total Lockdown

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Matatu and Bodaboda Operators  Federation has threatened to go on a total lockdown on grounds that they are working under tough economic conditions brought by the deadly Covid 19.

The federation secretary general Calvin Nyaure says the directive to carry only  60%  of passengers per vehicle has vehemently cut down their earnings and that a bigger number of matatus are operating on losses every day.

‘‘We have given the government   7 days to sort out  issues like parking fees and to reduce fuel prices failure to which we shall proceed for a total lockdown  we can’t operate on losses..as we do so we want to  direct all our members to only use half of their fleet per SACCO as from tomorrow.’’ He said.

Meanwhile, the Boda Boda operators through their secretary-general  Kenneth Onyango slammed the move by the government to impose night curfew saying most of them operate at night.

‘‘Some of us operate at night. we want the President to tell us how we will feed our families. He must address the issue of Kenyans survival during this period.’’ Onyango stated.

The curfew will be from  7pm  to 5am in the morning starting tomorrow.

 

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